Take a Mindful Minute micro-lesson
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Kids learn by watching short, engaging video lessons.
Imagine you are working through a challenging math problem. You don't want to give up, but you're feeling tired and frustrated sometimes the best thing to do at a time like this is to take a mindful minute. A mindful minute is a little break to re-energise and refocus your brain. Notice the word minute that means that this will only take a minute or two before you get back to your work. And the word mindful means that you're going to be aware of something. First, you're going to want to put whatever you're working on off to the side. I like to close my eyes. Other people like to keep their eyes open, to focus on one object. Either way, we're going to be focusing on your breath. You’ll need to inhale as you breathe through your nose and exhale as you breathe out of your mouth. I liked to think of it as smelling your birthday cake and blowing out the candles. Slowly, gently, and deeply at first, it might feel a little silly to sit and notice your breathing but after taking this mindful minute hopefully you’ll see that you’ll feel calmer, more focused and ready to get back to work.
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.
How should you breath during your mindful minute?1) Slowly, gently and deeply2) As fast as you can3) Hold your breathe4) Like normal
What should you be mindful of during your mindful minute?1) Your breathing2) Everything around you3) The work in front of you4) What other people are doing
What are some of the benefits of taking a mindful minute?1) Reduced stress and anxiety2) Improved focus and motivation3) Increased relaxation and calmness4) Boosted energy levels
How long should your mindful minute take?1) A minute or two2) Ten minutes3) A half hour4) More than an hour
What does it mean to be mindful?1) To be aware of something2) To have a full mind3) To be able to think of many things at once4) To read other peoples' minds
When do you know it is time to take a mindful minute?1) When you feel tired and frustrated2) When you feel calm and focused3) When you're on a break4) When you're in the middle of working on a challenging task
You are trying to beat the next level of your favorite video game but nothing you do is working. You're feeling frustrated. Is it time for a mindful minute?1) Yes2) No
You are working on a group project with some classmates. Everyone has different ideas and is disagreeing on what to do next. All the arguing is making you feel upset and overwhelmed. Is it time for a mindful minute?1) Yes2) No
You are writing an essay for class. You are ona roll and a getting a lot accomplished. Is it time for a mindful minute?1) No2) 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
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