Superpower Listening | Cosmic Kids Zen Den – Mindfulness for kids

Superpower Listening | Cosmic Kids Zen Den – Mindfulness for kids


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Cosmic Kids
Zen Den. This where we help our minds stay healthy and happy. Let’s begin by getting comfy. Sitting on our bottoms, legs crossed with a long straight back. We rest our hands on our knees and take a big deep breath. In through our nose and
out through our mouth. Aaaaah! That’s better! Now let’s get the Zen Den ready so we can
really enjoy it! Let’s have some colour in here! Oh! Lots of great colours to choose from! Let’s pick a couple that help us feel relaxed. This lovely light blue would be nice. Wow! There! Oh and what about mixing it with something. Shall
we? Yes. Let’s go for the violet colour. There we go. That’s great! Now. The smell. Oh these look interesting! Book smell! Mmm that could be quite nice. Feet smell?
Er! Not sure about that. Ah yes – let’s smell the freshly baked cakes. Mmm. Lovely smell! Fresh from the oven and still warm. Now. In our Zen Den today, we have a special game. It’s a really good way to spot how our mind can jump around, even when we are concentrating
on something. And the game is called…. Super Power LISTENING! This is how it works… I am going to make a few sounds using
some things I found here in the Cosmic Kids Zen Den. …and you are going to use your power
listening to work out what the sounds are. Now a top tip…You can boost your power listening
to SUPERPOWER listening, by closing your eyes. This makes your listening powers even more
amazing! You decide how you want to play, simple power listening or going up a level
to SUPERPOWER listening. Just see if you can focus on the sound, then
have a guess at what you think it is. Ready? Here comes the first sound so switch
on your power listening now and if you want to take it to the super power level close
your eyes as well! Here we go! (Coins jangling) Did you get it? Let’s listen one more time to double check. (Coins jangling rpt) There. Did you get it? And did you notice
if your mind started to think of anything else while you were listening? If you do notice
this happening, see if you can just come back to the listening again. Let’s try a new sound and see how you get on with this one! (Paper scrunching) Ooh! Let’s have it again! (Paper scrunching rpt) There we go. Could you tell what it is? Now. The next sound is ready. Can you guess what this one is? (Pages turning) Let’s have a quick repeat of it! (Pages turning) And what about this one? (Pepper grinding) And again? (Pepper grinding) Now finally this one. (Scribbling pen) And one more time… (Scribbling pen) So what did you think those sounds were? Could you guess using your power listening or your superpower listening? And did your mind stay on the sounds or did
it want to jump to something else? Could you notice that? It’s great to be able use super power listening because it helps you learn how to focus like a super hero. They always use this skill to make their hearing or sight go a lot further and now YOU know how to do it too! This means you’ll be able to learn stuff really quickly You’ll be able to solve
problems and do really clever things like remember how to spell long words like supercalafragalisticexpealadocious and do crazy maths problems like 13 times 13! Training your concentration is huge and a brilliant thing to do. But if you are a kid and you’re doing this, there’s a good chance you’ll master it before the grown-ups! So keep up the practice and soon you will become a true Cosmic Kids Zen Den master! Bye bye. (Peaceful Music)