Move This World: Breath Squares
Peppa Pig counts to calm down — and she’s not the only one who uses counting, breathing, and movement exercises to calm her body when she’s feeling frustrated or stressed.
Our friends at Move This World are sharing a fun and handy strategy called Breath Squares that grown-ups and children can practice and use when they’re feeling stressed or out of control.
- Let's watch the Move This World video and practice Breath Squares.
- Let's close our eyes and concentrate on our breathing.
- As we breathe in, let's trace a square with our finger on our other hand. As we breathe out, let's trace another square. Breathe in and trace for 1 - 2 - 3 - 4. Breathe out and trace for 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
- Next time we're feeling stressed and overwhelmed, let's try this! It will help us take a pause and calm down.