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Calming Colors micro-lesson

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Learning time​

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You may remember that a mindful minute is a quick break that helps you re-energise and refocus your brain when you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated or stressed. This strategy is calming colours. You will need to keep your eyes open so that you can be mindful of two things. One is your breathing and two is what you see around you. We’re going to choose a colour to focus on. Try to simply use your eyes to look around the room. With each object of colour that you find take a deep inhale and exhale. Let’s try this together, look at this scene with a focus colour of green. Let your eyes rest on one green thing, take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Now move your eyes to another green thing, deep breath in and out. Once you've found 4-5 objects of your colour and taken 4-5 deep breaths, you should be ready to get back to work. If you need more time, you can always choose another colour and try again. Just remember this should only take a minute or two before you get back to it.

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Answer time

Kids earn more screen time by answering fun educational questions.

Here are some example of questions about this video that kids may be asked in the 1Question app to earn screen time.

  • What is a mindful minute?

    1) A short break to re-energize and re-focus your brain.
    2) A short break where you think about all the things you need to do.
    3) A minute for you to focus on what other people are doing.
    4) A time for you to take a nap.
  • When using the calming colors technique, what should you be mindful of?

    1) Your breathing and what you see around you
    2) All the colors of the rainbow
    3) Everything you can in front of you
    4) Your work
  • What should you do if you don't feel calmer after your mindful minute?

    1) Choose another color and try again.
    2) Walk away from your work.
    3) Give up.
    4) Take a nap.
  • You should take a deep breath every time you find an object that is your focus color.

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • You should try to move your whole body when searching for your color.

    1) No
    2) Yes

Recreational screen time

Kids can use the screen time minutes they earned to unlock the apps selected by their parent e.g. games, social media, streaming, etc.

Out of time

When screen time minutes run out, kids are locked out and need to complete more learning in 1Question to earn more time.

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