Don’t forget you can save 10% on most Relax Kids products with the discount code RKTRACEY10
This month, we are celebrating our Sleep theme.
Meditation before sleep can make a difference!
Last night I received a message from a distraught mother saying that her six-year-old had great anxiety around sleep and would often have nightmares and wake up terrified. She was asking for a Relax Kids audio suggestion.
I suggested the Superheroes CD and Quiet Spaces MP3, and she promptly downloaded them.
I received a message this morning saying that it seemed to work, and he went to sleep with positive thoughts in his head and had good dreams.
Our albums are full of positive affirmations and positive story meditations, which help children fall asleep quickly and effortlessly.
Download an album today and see the difference a little relaxation can make to your child's sleeping patterns. https://relaxkids.com/store/product-category/mp3s/
If you’re looking for something exciting for your 6-10 year old to do in the Easter holidays, these days run by my very good friends at Side By Side Arts will be soooo good!
This Easter Holidays, we're running two Pop Star Days on 4th April & 5th April for young people aged 6-10years - an iconic way to spend a day of the holidays and an invitation to become a super star performer for the day! Young people will serve their talent, unleash their inner diva, make the crowds go wild and be a pop star for the day!
Britney Spears, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, David Grohl…..all have one thing in common, they can perform and put on a show! Our mini popstars will learn how to perform!
Across the day, young people will work with different Side By Side Arts tutors, sing, dance, have a go at using different instruments, develop a performance personality and have a cracking good time performing different songs from Disney, musicals and the charts.
Come dressed in your most glam pop star attire!
Suitable for everyone aged 6-11years old.
£40 per child per day and both days are stand alone.
To reserve your place and any questions – email: [email protected]
Sessions run from 10am-4pm (arrival from 9.30am) and conclude with a sharing performance for parents and friends to showcase what folks have been working on all day. We will provide juice, water and snacks but please bring a packed lunch!
Spring is coming! Download your free affirmation calendar from Relax Kids. Follow the link in the comments 💜
Community classes coming in Cramlington if that’s local to you 😃
New venue, new term, new friends to be made, new adventures to be had.
It may be a while away as these adventures will start on Wednesday 19th April, but places will book fast so it’s good to be organised. Reserve your place, pay in instalments or all at once, the choice is yours.
Starting off our new group with happiness adventures as we all want our children to be happy.
Supporting children’s emotions through our seven step process of move, play, stretch, feel, breathe, believe and relax, these classes are sure to put a smile on your children’s faces.
Classes will be held in Cramlington village and will start at 4.30-5.30.
A place for parents to stay and chat is available.
Book your six week block session, for only £57.00.
Suitable for ages 6-9 but all ages may book as we are inclusive for all.
Shorter half hour sessions for children age 3-5 are available too.
For more information please get in touch.
Today’s half term fun activities 😃
It's been my busiest term yet as a Relax Kids Coach and although I've loved it I am definitely ready for a little rest during half term! Here's a snippet of some lovely feedback I've received from Larkspur Primary School.
It’s the little things… thank you Lingey House Primary School for making me feel valued today 🥰
There is an incredible amount of helpful information in this new resource from local organisation Mortal Fools. Have a look and save the post as a go to for national and local wellbeing support!
Team Mortal Fools have pulled together a downloadable resource to signpost to a wide variety of wellbeing and mental health support organisations, friends of Mortal Fools, inspirational influencers, courageous activists, and colourful content creators.
You can use this resource this - if you need inspiration, want to connect with others, explore your identity and/or if you are seeking mental health and wellbeing support. It can also be used to support others in your life too.
💫 In the resource you will find 💫
❣ Mental health organisations providing general and specialised support you if you need them – these organisations may be helpful to know about during difficult periods and/or to support in day-to-day life.
❣ Mortal Fools content available on demand, underpinned by wellbeing themes.
❣ North East youth organisations and friends of Mortal Fools across the UK – these organisations might inspire you to try something new and enable folks to connect with likeminded young people beyond Mortal Fools; many run their own groups, events, activities and have a feast of digital content that you can engage with.
❣ Influencers, activists, artists, and content creators – this list of individuals, organisations and brand champion creativity, self-expression, inclusivity, empowered activism, being the change, you want to see, personal development, positive affirmations AND a big dose of uplifting, interesting and sometimes hilarious content to enjoy!
We hope our Mortal Fools community find this resource useful and that it brings some relief and light if you need it. Feel free to share it far and wide! 💜
Get planning for half term!
Does your child suffer from anxiety? Relax Kids has a lot of resources that can help foster more positive feelings so why not have a look at the downloadable resources that are available that you can get 10% off with the coupon code RKTRACEY10.
I'll be sharing some ideas throughout the month for managing anxiety so keep following the page. Resources are available at www.relaxkids.com/store
It's February! I nearly missed the chance to share this lovely FREE affirmation calendar from Relax Kids, download and print using the link in the comments and get ready to feel more positive every day 😍
What a week to start the New Year at Larkspur Primary School! I've met nearly every child in the school thanks to amazing commitment from all the staff, funding from Larkspur House and a whole school day today supported by Gateshead School Sports Partnership. We've worked through these 7 steps to learn about becoming more confident, calm and happy!
If your child has done their first Relax Kids class this week, I'd love to hear what they thought! Comment below or message me!
The wonderful team at Relax Kids have had one of their most lovely books translated into Ukrainian and are offering it completely free as an e-book. It’s full of short relaxation/visualisations which can be used for all ages to bring peace, calm and happiness.
Please share if you know of families who could use it, thank you 💜
We are happy to announce we have this amazing eBook of The Wishing Star fully translated into Ukrainian for all to use.
Special thanks to Anna Moskaleno for translating this eBook.
Please do share with all our Ukrainian friends & families 💜
DOWNLOAD NOW at www.relaxkids.com/ukraine
Topping up my first aid skills today with fellow RK coach Margaret and lovely trainer John at MedCover UK Ltd. Even managed to have a nice lunch which is the closest we’ll get to a work’s Christmas night out! 🎄
Although most of my classes finished last week, there’s still one to go at Front Street Community Primary School this afternoon. It’s going to be very festive and Munchy is excited! He’s been enjoying watching the snow (it is actually snowing despite the blue sky!) ☃️
Christmas Activity Bundle (inc MP3) - Relax Kids - Official Website
Incredible Value Alert! AND an extra 10% off!!
This is the best value offer that I've ever seen from Relax Kids. A bundle of mindful Christmas activities for your family AND a gorgeous collection of relaxation/visualisations, all about 5 minutes each, to help bring calm and peace to a very manic season! The mp3 is usually £12.99 alone. If that wasn't enough, you can get 10% off an already reduced cost with my discount code RKTRACEY10 🎅⛄️
Christmas Activity Bundle (inc MP3) - Relax Kids - Official Website
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas! (Ages 5+) Activities Our Christmas Activity pack features 52 pages of activities to have fun and get creative on this special day. This pack exclusively includes our Christmas Cracker Kit, Elfirmation Letters and Christmas games and activities pack at no extra cost....
When you visit a new school Roman Road Primary School to discuss the sessions you’re starting in January, and get the feeling it’s going to be amazing 🌈
Make December a powerfully positive month with this FREE calendar download from Relax Kids. Use the link in the comments to get your hands on it ⛄️
Wow! What a great day meeting some new children at Oakfield Schools Federation! We moved, played, stretched, massaged, breathed, believed and relaxed, learning skills to use in so many different aspects of life! I'd love to hear what your child thought if they were there!
Thanks to Gateshead School Sports Partnership for making it happen!
Silent Nights MP3 - Relax Kids - Official Website
I've been using these gorgeous visualisations in my classes recently, they are perfect for a quiet moment in the crazy run up to Christmas or for helping children get to sleep. All around 4-6 minutes long, they feature the calming voice of Marneta Viegas, founder of Relax Kids, with a background of peaceful music and sounds. Right now you can get 10% off with the code RKTRACEY10 and off any other downloadable product as well!
Silent Nights MP3 - Relax Kids - Official Website
Give your family the gift of a peaceful Christmas (Ages: 3+) Banish bedtime nightmares Fully tested on children (and some animals) 20 years on and it’s still our family favourite Send your child to sleep during the exciting run up to Christmas with this MP3. 12 seasonal meditations to bring the gi...
Did you know that Relax Kids produce amazing resources that can be used at home or in the classroom? I am proud to let you know that I am now a Relax Kids Affiliate, which means you can order products via me and receive 10% off all download packs, bundles and MP3s!
Just visit the Relax Kids website shop (link in comments) and use coupon code RKTRACEY10 to get your 10% off. The 10% code will only work on products you can download e.g. the download packs and MP3s, but you can also order books and CDs if you wish. Any issues let me know. Happy Christmas shopping!
Using this link to buy downloadable products earns me a small commission but is at no extra cost to you.
This is an amazing free competition for anyone with children in their life. Enter via the link in the original post, good luck!
💜 OUR BIG GIVEAWAY 💜
To celebrate World Kindness Day, we are running a Big Giveaway.
We have OVER £750 worth of prizes up for grabs.
We have 5 Christmas boxes (worth over £150 each) to giveaway.
Each box is filled with Relax Kids books and CDs and a variety of magical Christmas items to help you prepare for Christmas.
To enter the big Giveaway, visit www.relaxkids.com/big-giveaway or and leave your email before November 30th.
Alternatively send us a DM and we will send you the link.
Names will be drawn on December 1st. Winners will be announced and notified.
This giveaway is for residents of the UK only.
Here’s a question for Friday night: Do I ”need” some purple heilan coo leggings?
Pros: they’re in the sale
they’ve got heilan coos on
Con: they probably won’t fit in my already full leggings drawer. But… see pros!
Relax Kids Tyneside with Tracey
I really enjoyed doing Relax Kids with the wonderful Year 1s at Front Street Community Primary School today! We imagined being in the North Pole helping out the busy elves with their jobs. We practised our breathing, said positive words and had the best lie down listening to a Silent Night visualisation. I'd love to know what your child thought if they were there! ☃️
Relax Kids Tyneside with Tracey
Relax Kids classes teach techniques to help children with self-regulation, confidence and resilience.
If you're near Sunderland and have small people who love to sing, dance and make music, this sounds fantastic, family friendly and free!!
Stress Awareness Day
We all have a small bit of stress in us during the day, we may not notice it but it is there.
Here is a small breathing exercise to help you when you are feeling a little stressed. Deep breathing sends a message to your brain to say be calm, be relaxed. Try it and see if it works for you 💜
Another month, another affirmation calendar! Download yours now from the link in the comments 💜
I can't hold out any longer!! I'm soooo excited to be starting my Elf Esteem classes from next week with current and new children! We'll be following the seven steps of Relax Kids to help with confidence, learn self calming techniques and having sleigh-loads of fun along the way!!! ☃️😍
What a busy week we've had! Finishing off explorer adventures, making calm jars with children I had to say goodbye to today, and learning about resilience in after school club. Lots of planning in the background going on for next half term's groups, and a new After School Club starting at Front Street Community Primary School in Whickham!
How could Relax Kids help the children in your club/group/school/life? 🤩
Oops! I’m a day late! Enjoy this lovely free affirmation calendar by clicking the link in the comments 🌈
🍁🍃👻🦇🎃🍂🍁 OCTOBER IS HERE! 🍁🍂🎃🦇👻🍃🍁
Download our FREE Monthly Affirmation Calendar here: https://relaxkids.com/calendar 💜
I had no idea that the Relax Kids visualisation CDs that I use in my classes had the seal of approval from Nanny McPhee!! No wonder the children love them so much! ❤️
A few years ago the amazing Nanny McFee actress Emma Thompson sent a card saying I should make meditation CDs for adults …and we did. We have two CDs/MP3s for adults now. Coffee Break and Tea Break. ☕️🍪
I love this post from Emerald Wellbeing ❤️
Running my own business can be a bit lonely sometimes, so I love meeting up with other Relax Kids Coaches! My good friend Margaret managed to persuade me to do this climbing fitness class where I was well out of my comfort zone, so use of positive affirmations and calming breathing exercises came in very handy!
Message me for more information about my Relax Kids classes for children and adults.
It made my day yesterday when a little girl came to me at the end of my class and said “I think Relax Kids really helps me, when I did it last time I felt confident all day. And when I practiced some of the things before bed, the next day I woke up in a really good mood!” 🥰
Thinking of all the year 6 children I have been working with recently as they begin their week of SATs. Remember how fabulous you are and you are so much more than a test result!
Don’t forget to breathe 💜
In Relax Kids we teach the children about their meerkat brain (the amygdala) and how to help soothe and calm it. This post gives a brilliant explanation of why it’s so important for adults to understand this as well to be there for children when they need us most 💜
This is not bad behaviour. It’s big behaviour a from a brain that has registered threat and is working hard to feel safe again.
‘Threat’ isn’t about what is actually safe or not, but about what the brain perceives. The brain can perceive threat when there is any chance missing out on or messing up something important, anything that feels unfamiliar, hard, or challenging, feeling misunderstood, thinking you might be angry or disappointed with them, being separated from you, being hungry or tired, anything that pushes against their sensory needs - so many things.
During anxiety, the amygdala in the brain is switched to high volume, so other big feelings will be too. This might look like tears, sadness, or anger.
Big feelings have a good reason for being there. The amygdala has the very important job of keeping us safe, and it does this beautifully, but not always with grace. One of the ways the amygdala keeps us safe is by calling on big feelings to recruit social support. When big feelings happen, people notice. They might not always notice the way we want to be noticed, but we are noticed. This increases our chances of safety.
Of course, kids and teens still need our guidance and leadership and the conversations that grow them, but not during the emotional storm. They just won’t hear you anyway because their brain is too busy trying to get back to safety. In that moment, they don’t want to be fixed or ‘grown’. They want to feel seen, safe and heard.
During the storm, preserve your connection with them as much as you can. You might not always be able to do this, and that’s okay. None of this is about perfection. If you have a rupture, repair it as soon as you can. Then, when their brains and bodies come back to calm, this is the time for the conversations that will grow them.
Rather than, ‘What consequences do they need to do better?’, shift to, ‘What support do they need to do better?’ The greatest support will come from you in a way they can receive: ‘What happened?’ ‘What can you do differently next time?’ ‘You’re the most wonderful kid and I know you didn’t want this to happen. How can you put things right? Do you need my help with that?’♥️