Mindfulness Meditations For Children: Mindful Hearing*
In this exercise, children are guided through an experience of paying attention to sounds. After some practice, children may find this exercise to be helpful in their daily lives – before doing homework, when they are having difficulty settling down at bedtime, or at other any other time when it would be useful to settle the mind.
Note to parents / educators: In our classes, we often add sounds – bells, drums, shakers, etc. I didn’t include other sounds here, because the element of surprise would be lost after only one use. But the fun of guessing the source of a wider range of sounds can also help children concentrate.
*Mindful awareness exercises help children develop concentration and self-awareness.
All of my guided meditations are from my InnerKids classes and are designed for children ages 6-10.