Hygge in the Early Years

Hygge is a Danish word for creating a culture of comfortable conviviality, and a quality of cosiness that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.

As we embark into February, for many of us, this can often still be a gloomy time of the year. Here are some of my top tips to support yours and your child’s emotional well-being.

Baby yoga and simple meditation techniques have recently become popular for encouraging mental health benefits in children. Here are some you can enjoy at home with your little ones:

Simple breathing exercises- one of my personal favourites to do with the older pre-school children is a five-minute meditation called blowing candles. Why not give it a try at home?

Find a comfortable seating position with your child, explaining to them you are going to do something a little different today. Then, for approximately five minutes, both of you close your eyes and breathe slowly in and out, as if your finger is a candle you are blowing out after each breath. Afterwards, you could discuss your feelings. This not only introduces new vocabulary to your child, but also assigns and reiterates new feelings that may have been conjured up.

Getting to grips with nature!- A bike ride or winter walk with your children around the valley will surely keep you healthy both mentally and physically.

A cuddle in a cosy area- there is nothing better than cuddling with your child in comfy clothes with cushions and blankets. This will support their emotional development whilst keeping you both warm in the winter months. Why not include some of their favourite stories too or a warm drink?

At Triangle House, your child’s emotional development is the number one part of our ethos. We believe if a child is not a happy child, how can anything else be learned? We pride ourselves on hiring the upmost loveliest practitioners to provide your child with vital personal social and emotional support. It is apparent they care for the children as if they are their own.

Remember, Hygge is not just a one off, it is a way of life. Why not bring more Hygge to your daily life?


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