It is important when you are learning at home that you make time to get silly and to give your brain and body a break. 1. Talk as a family about making a "getting silly" or a "brain break" routine. Get creative. Your routine could be a quick dance every lunch hour, listening to a favorite song, doing ten jumping jacks after home-school, balancing on one foot while touching your nose after breakfast, having an "I can make you laugh contest," having a thumb war etc. You can also research ideas on-line with a family member. You can print out ideas and make it a game by selecting different ones. 2. Select a few ideas and try them out. Decide when you will add brain breaks into your day. 3. Tap the add button. 4. or Tap the camera or video and capture you using your new routine. 5. Tap the mic to share how your getting silly/brain break routine makes you feel. 6. Tap the check to save. Family Why: Children need a chance to be creative, relax their brain and be silly! A "Getting Silly" routine breaks up an academic portion of the day and can help children feel more cooperative and productive.
It is important to support families in helping their child learn at home in a supportive, fun and encouraging way. Creating a let's get silly routine and regular brain breaks can help children be feel more connected, cooperative and ready to learn. CASEL SEL: Self Awareness and Self Management Skills