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Play is Healing: A Mindful Recess



Play is Healing: A Mindful Recess

WEEK 8: Bee/nature theme in the Bee Exhibit at ABCM - available HERE
WEEK 7: Gymnastics theme at the Sheboygan YMCA Gymnastics Room - available HERE
WEEK 6: Kindness & Curiosity theme in the Sheboygan YMCA Aerobics room - available HERE
WEEK 5: Floating theme at the Flight Site exhibit at ABCM - available HERE
WEEK 4: Swimming/water theme at the Sheboygan YMCA Pools - available HERE
WEEK 3: Gym/sports theme in the Sheboygan YMCA gymnasiums - available HERE
WEEK 2: Barnyard/farm theme at the Melitta S & Joan M Pick Toddler Barnyard exhibit at ABCM - available HERE
WEEK 1: Nautical theme in the U.S.S. Efroymson ship exhibit at ABCM - available HERE

Join us in 2021 for a community initiative promoting wellness and healing from the collective trauma of the pandemic. Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, Mental Health America in Sheboygan County, and the YMCA have partnered to provide playful educational opportunities developed to support our community’s overall health and well-being.

of Play is Healing is A Mindful Recess which is a pre-recorded class series developed and taught by MHA’s Director of Wellness Rachael Haas as an expansion of their Mindful Classroom Initiative program for Sheboygan County schools. This 8-week series is broken into accessible intervals to boost brain and body health. Included in the sessions are mindfulness and fitness movements for calming and focus, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility, and finishing with gratitude while refocusing back on learning. Geared towards elementary school children – whether in the classroom or virtual – we hope to reach as many students throughout the county with your help. The videos can be shared and used according to teachers’ and parents’ schedules.

Each week will be filmed at the Above and Beyond Children’s Museum throughout different exhibits as well as the different areas within the YMCA to spark curiosity and community connection. Videos will be saved on the partnering organizations’ YouTube channels and weekly emails will be sent out to share the week’s lesson as well as corresponding resources. The program runs the weeks of February 22-April 19.

PHASE 2 of Play is Healing will be community POP-ups events at various locations and partnering organizations. Stay tuned for the summer schedule!

Sign up to receive Play is Healing updates sign up HERE. Please also help us spread the word about this great new partnership for the new year by sharing within your network!

Stay tuned - there's more to come!

Above and Beyond Children’s Museum – Now OPEN to the public!
Sheboygan County YMCA
MHA in Sheboygan County - Check out our educational resources specific to COVID-19


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