|Grades PK-6| 32 panel Thumball (4″). Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening and responding.
This Thumball combines breathing exercises and stretches (poses common in the practice of yoga) to help players self-regulate their bodies and reduce stress. Players can lead the group in the stretch or breathing exercise under their thumb. Instructions for each breathing exercise are included. Some of the common stretches illustrated on the Thumball include Warrior Pose, Cat Pose Tree Pose, Child Pose and more. The breathing exercises include Bubble Breathing, Elephant Breathing, Turtle Breathing and more.
Some of the benefits of regular stretching and intentional breathing include improving calmness; increasing body awareness; relieving stress; centering attention; and sharpening concentration.
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