The Mindful Heart curriculum introduces evidence-based mindfulness and self-compassion practices to children using fun, creative and child-friendly methods.
The Mindful Heart curriculum is the first mindfulness-based curriculum for Irish primary schools. The curriculum introduces evidence-based mindfulness and self-compassion practices to children using fun, creative and child-friendly methods. The curriculum contains 10 lesson plans which can be adapted to suit age ranges from junior infants to sixth class. The lessons contain detailed step-by-step instructions, mindfulness stories, colourful comic books, workbook pages and guided meditation scripts. An abundance of free online resources which are specially designed to accompany the curriculum including Mini Mindful Moments videos and guided audio meditations are included. The curriculum also focuses on supporting teachers to develop their own mindfulness and self-compassion practices. The Mindful Heart curriculum is a perfect support for schools who wish to promote positive mental health and well-being for both students and teachers alike and is aligned with the Irish Primary schools SPHE curriculum.
This manual has a comprehensive Digital Companion Page which contains, videos, meditations and other support materials for each activity – www.otb.ie/mindful-heart-digital. The password for this password-protected page can be found in the book.
Authors: Louise Shanagher & Paul McNamee
Illustrator: Thomas Masselis
Recommended ages: 5-12
Ages: 5-8 (Lower Primary), Ages: 8-10 (Middle Primary), Ages: 10-12 (Upper Primary)
A4 Teacher Resource Book – circa. 230 pages
Louise Shanagher, Paul McNamee, Thomas Masselis (Illustrator)
Creative Mindfulness, Outside the Box Learning Resources
The Mindfully Me series consists of three colourfully illustrated children’s books that promote positive mental health and well-being.
The theme of the programme is that two little aliens called Mo and Ko have come from the planet Zo to help children to feel happy, strong, kind and brave, loving and well.
Select a single book from the ‘Choose an Option‘ dropdown menu to LOOK INSIDE
This little book will help children to engage in positive self-talk and be kind to themselves.
Select a single book from the ‘Choose an Option‘ dropdown menu to LOOK INSIDE:
The Kindfully Me Poster set consists of ten beautifully illustrated A3-size classroom Kindness posters based on the “Kindfully Me” series of books.
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