What is Cuddly Toy Breathing?
Cuddly Toy Breathing is a really fun and comforting way to help children to practice calm breathing. Placing a cuddly toy on their tummy helps children to be mindful of how their body moves as they breathe in and out.
How Does Cuddly Toy Breathing Work?
Lying down and focusing on their breath helps children to feel calm and relaxed. Focusing on how their body is moving as they breathe can help children feel less anxious or worried by any other thoughts in their mind.
Practising regular mindful breathing can be good to help children to cope with anxiety or worry from other things happening around them. Doing this exercise in the morning can help children to feel calmer as they go about their day.
Introducing Cuddly Toy Breathing to Children
Here is an animation of Mind Moose demonstrating how to practice Cuddly Toy Breathing