Listening to a FREE Mindfulness and Meditation Summit presented by Sounds True and heard about a FREE curriculum from Richie Davidson, PHD at the Center for HealthyMinds at University of Wisconsin - Madison. Here is a description of the currilum:
Various mindfulness programs have been developed for adults, but we and our colleagues at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison wanted to develop a curriculum for kids. Every school teaches math and reading, but what about mindfulness and kindness?
We ended up bringing a 12-week Kindness Curriculum to six schools in the Midwest (Sign up to access a free copy of the curriculum). Twice a week for 20 minutes, pre-kindergarten kids were introduced to stories and practices for paying attention, regulating their emotions and cultivating kindness. It’s just the beginning, but the initial results of our research, coauthored with Center Founder and Professor Richard Davidson and Graduate Research Assistant Simon Goldberg, suggest that this program can improve kids’ grades, cognitive abilities and relationship skills.