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Tent Tales: a mindful children’s story

Tent Tales: a mindful children’s story

Update: 2020-05-08


As the kids file into the classroom,Tyra the tent wonders who she will need her help today. Listen in to hear her tent tales.

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Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:50

Narrator: Female

Tent Tales Excerpt:

As they got ready for the day, Tyra watched, wondering how she would help today. The little tent had been set up in the corner of the room near the bookshelves and windows.  She was there if the kids needed to regulate their feelings, so that they were ready to learn in all the activities of the day.

Tyra tent was proud of her role in helping the children learn.  Inside the entrance to the little tent there was a paper that listed the rules.  Once inside the tent, first, the kids needed to take three deep dragon breaths in and out (deep breath).  Just like that.  Once they finished with the deep breaths, they needed to choose a “feel better” activity.  Tyra had all kinds.  She had lots of books, picture books, chapter books, books of poems, short stories, science, and history books.  The little tent had fidget spinners, squishy foam balls, soft sand, and containers with ooey goey gel dripping on the inside.  The little tent had music to quietly humm along with, papers and crayons to draw with, and a list of exercises.  The exercises included: to give themselves a tight hug, to push their hands together and hold, to do sit ups, push ups, or even a little yoga.  Tyra especially liked the cobra, cat, and cow poses.  In the corner the little tent had a small bean bag chair, and a blanket for sitting quietly.  There were so many options.

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Tent Tales: a mindful children’s story

Tent Tales: a mindful children’s story

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