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Can You Really Teach Kids To Be Mindful?

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Nexus International School (Singapore) integrates mindfulness practices into lessons to equip kids with the lifelong skill of managing stress. Find out more at the Open Day (13 May 2023) and get 100% application fee waiver if you enrol.

Do you remember growing up with mindfulness taught in your school? While it may not have been a priority back then, schools are now actively incorporating mindfulness in education and it’s proving to result in more present, calm and focused students. With life’s many distractions, practising mindfulness can encourage your children to become better equipped in coping with stress or stressful situations, and teach them to respect one another. Find out all about how Nexus employs this practice in the video below – plus join their upcoming Open Day on 13 May 2023 and discover all about Nexus’ innovative teaching methods plus get a 100% application fee waiver when you enrol – deets below. Register for the Open Day here.

What is mindfulness?

According to mindful.org, “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

You may think this just means a couple of glorious minutes of getting your little ones to sit still before they go back to being playful or rowdy, but you’ll be surprised by how children take on this approach and make it a part of their everyday lives.

Nexus International School (Singapore) is one school that spearheads mindfulness, teaching kids useful techniques in being present and managing their emotions. Students have even expressed that whenever they face an upsetting moment at home, they will excuse themselves to practise mindful breathing as they find that it helps them calm down. In the classroom, teachers find that the practice enables them to be more receptive to learn. They settle down faster and are able to listen better in class, allowing better focus and concentration.

Mindfulness Tips

The educators at Nexus use innovative learning techniques that are tailored to each child to help them learn better and become confident, self-regulating learners. Mindfulness can start from something as simple as breathing. The ‘pebble breathing’ technique is great for younger children, while ‘square breathing’ is suitable for older kids. Watch the video below for a few simple demos you can try at home, mama!

Kids at Nexus taking some time out to unwind (Nexus old uniforms)

Nexus Open Day: 13 May 2023

Join the upcoming Open Day on the 13th of May and discover Nexus’ innovative teaching methods, meet experienced educators, and tour the state-of-the-art facilities. Learn about the globally recognized International Baccalaureate program and how it nurtures critical thinking, creativity, and global citizenship in learners. The event can be attended either in-person or online. Register here.
Get a 100% application fee waiver when you enrol your child on the Open Day weekend by submitting an application online with the code 13MAYOPENDAY between 13-14 May 2023. The offer ends at 11:59 pm on 14th May.

Nexus International School (Singapore), 201 Ulu Pandan Road, Singapore 596468, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6536 6566, www.nexus.edu.sg

Brought to you in partnership with Nexus International School. This post was first published in 2019 and has been updated in 2023 however images show Nexus' old uniforms.

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