Brainy Bairns

Brainy Bairns Wellbeing is the ABC lab’s educational outreach to meet the mental, emotional and social outcomes of the Health and Wellbeing Curriculum. Check our Facebook Page for the latest updates on how we are using research-based interventions to teach children about wellbeing.

Scroll down to see pictures and some of the resources used.

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Volcano Breath illustration 2 with source

We tell the children all about the role of the amygdala (fight or flight response) to enhance knowledge about how our brain responds to danger and how it can save our lives.

We talk about ways to calm down. We make ‘amygdala’ calm down sparkle bottles.

Resources used to learn breathing for mindfulness and emotional literacy are pictured below.

The books we use throughout the programme are Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel and When Sophie Gets Angry by Molly Bang.