The Water Lily Way

A school counselor's story of how to live, work and play…the water lily way


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Online, FREE Resources to use with Students: Books, Songs, Movement Activities and More

Hi Friends!

As an aspiring counselor, I am beginning to gather different resources such as books, games, toys, etc. However, as we all know there’s a ton of resources, activities and books online that are FREE to use. What a great way to balance and mix up resources as an educator. Like many of the other collections I’ve shared on the blog, this is a very  basic list! I will continue to add to this list as I slowly uncover more of the wonderful and inexpensive resources that exist for educators! Enjoy and feel free to share others that you’ve found to be fun and effective to use throughout the school day!

Books

Energizers & Movement for Students with the Wiggles

Relaxation, Deep Breathing, Mindfulness

Music Videos

Clips with Powerful Messages

 Brain Breaks

  • Gonoodle.com –This site is AWESOME! If you’ve never heard of it, check it out asap! Zumba for kids, calming exercises, energizing exercises…So great for the classroom! You have to create an account (you earn points as you do different exercises), but it’s FREE! 🙂
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IPad Apps

Hi All,

Another list of resources that I will slowly be adding to as I discover more IPad apps to use with kiddo’s. At this point, I have not used a ton of apps when working with my students, however I find they get REALLY excited when I pull out the IPad! Hmmmmm, wonder why? 😉

Please feel free to share any other apps you enjoy using with students!

Be well -Jessica

P.S. All of the apps listed are FREE!

 

Mindfulness/Deep Breathing/Relaxation

(Great for teaching kids deep breathing skills and a good “calm down tool” for kids who need a break. AND, I enjoy a couple of these myself. 🙂 )

Breathe 2 Relax

Relax Melodies

Calm Talk

Smiling Mind

 

Feelings/Emotions

(These seem to be more appropriate for elementary students.)

Focus on the go!

Touch & Learn Emotions (Younger children)

Moody Monsters

Dusty D. Dawg Has Feelings Too! (Younger children)

 


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Blogs, Resources, Websites & More…

Hi All,
Here’s a list of some of my favorite blogs, websites, and resources. I’ll be updating these frequently, so stay tuned… Enjoy. 🙂  -Jessica
School Counseling Blogs
School Counseling Websites
Comprehensive School Counseling Programs: Program Development, Implementation, Evaluation, etc.
Mindfulness
Play Therapy
Counseling and Such
Mental Health
Nutrition & Physical Wellness