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Fun and Nurturing Summer Activities
During the summer I advocate maintaining academic skills through tutoring and scheduled time for skills practice to keep kids' brains sharp.
But it's also a good idea to nurture their spirit and emotions. Here are some social-emotional activities you can do with your student this summer.
1. Get a and fill it out together Big Life Journal.
2. Grab a copy of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are by Karen Bluth and set aside time a couple of days a week to read and work through it.
3. Do the mindfulness exercises in Sitting Still Like a Frog.
4. Explore the meditation and mindfulness resources at http://www.innerkids.org/.
5. Use the app to listen to guided meditations or as a great meditation timer Insight Timer.
6. If you have an introverted kid, read Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain together.
7. Listen to the Short & Curly podcast.
8. Listen to the meditations on my web site.