18 + | Deep Breath for Bubbles
Using a jar of bubbles, teach your child to mimic you as you take a deep breath in through your nose and then, gently, out through your mouth (blowing bubbles as you do this). Demonstrate a few times, then allow your child to have a turn, teaching them how to deeply breathe in and out to create bubbles themselves!
It is very hard to teach young children deep breathing because of the motor control, self-awareness, and attention that is initially required, but doing this with bubbles turns a challenging exercise into a delightful activity. Although it may take some time for your child to deep breathe just as you are teaching them to, you are planting an important seed. This will help them become more aware of their own body and breath, shaping their awareness as they get older.