New research shows that meditation not only helps children feel calmer, but can also benefit executive functions such as memory, cognitive control, and flexibility. Additional research has also found that meditation can have its greatest impact on cognitive development in the first five years of life. This is because the brain develops connections in prefrontal circuits at its fastest rate in early childhood. Since play is the main learning modality of a young child, how can you teach a two- or three-year-old child how to meditate?
This is where the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB) Program is really excelling!
Preschool teachers around the country are finding that using “Just Scribble”, the first activity in the ICWIB Program, you can teach a young child how to move their body and mind out of stress and into a relaxed and conscious state using just crayons and paper. This same activity is also a wonderful way to introduce the art of self-reflection. Other ICWIB activities can strengthen observation and small motor control, and enhance cognitive, social, and emotional skills. In the end, the child learns how to be who they really are instead of someone they think they need to be. This is the key to success!
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the FREE ICWIB art activities and videos.
Since the ICWIB program has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to help even young children reduce stress, release bottled-up emotions, resolve internal conflict, and learn to self-regulate and place their mind in a learning ready state, I think it should be available to any teacher who wants to actively use it in his or her classroom regardless of their ability to pay for the training.
Would you like to help make this a reality?
In a recent interview Dr. Bruce Lipton said: “…I see this as an opportunity (raising money to train teachers) for all of us to get together and realize we can change the world by changing the programming of our children. If each of us contributes just a small amount of money-the amount of money we would have bought that cappuccino, we can change the world! We must change behavior and the fastest and easiest way to do that today is through ICWIB programming. This is why I wholeheartedly endorse and support Nancy Marie in this effort, because it is not a personal effort, it a global effort. This is a global change for peace and harmony on this planet….”
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