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Mindful-Awareness Activities Help Increase Kids Attention and Life Skills in New DVD Series from Pennie Sempell & Company

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

The new Healthier Happier Life Skills Series on DVD gives parents and teachers innovative tools to help children (ages 3-8) learn about health and happiness, so that they can develop and succeed in life. Self-management and the ability to focus ones attention are among a broad range of essential life skills introduced in the series for kids.

Studies demonstrate that school age children benefit from mindful-awareness training. In research reported in the Journal of Applied School Psychology 26 (2010) 70-95, second and third graders who participated in mindful-awareness activities for 30 minutes, twice weekly for eight weeks, showed increased self-regulation skills. Other studies report benefits such as improved attention and social skills, and reductions in absenteeism and rule infractions.

In a music-rich environment, young learners are introduced to a broad range of life skills and age-appropriate relaxation and mindfulness activities supporting physical, emotional and social well-being.

The animated DVD series, with its radio show Q&A format and activities, help kids develop awareness and skills such as: Coping with stress & self-relaxation - The importance of fitness, sleep, and nutrition - Cultivating gratitude and kindness - Building self-esteem and confidence - Listening and communicating - Sharing feelings - Being responsible.

Songs enhance the learning experience. For example, children are introduced to a simple breath exercise as they listen to the classic Danny Boy. Kids sing-along to "When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along" and Grandmas Feather Bed while learning about the importance of family experiences and happiness.They learn a mind-quieting meditation with finger poses as they listen to Stephen Sondheims tender Not While Im Around.

The expanded Healthier Happier Life Skills: Classroom Edition (PrK-3) includes 31 episodes and a year of cross-curricular standards-based activities on 3 DVDs with closed captioning, a 100-page Teacher Guide, and 3 CDs, supporting health, language arts and social-emotional curriculum. (Kit $249. DVD duration: 180 minutes; Activities duration: 15+ hours)

The Healthier Happier Life Skills Home Edition DVD titles are HEALTH: Fun Time, Relax Time (50 min), HAPPINESS: The Best Things in Life Are Free (50 min), and RELATIONSHIPS: Love Songs for Our Children. ($19.95 each)

For more information or to order the Healthier Happier Life Skills series, visit our website.

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