One of my student colleagues and I recently embarked on a conversation about educating children for improved somatic awareness. I think this is a topic ripe for attention.
I have long been an advocate of teaching young children somatic awareness and experiential anatomy (Olsen, 1998). While the Mindfulness movement has taken off for kids, I think it is missing that critical component of body-groundedness….grounded in information as well as sensation and awareness.
I welcome further conversation on this topic. Happy to brainstorm.
Olsen, A. (1998). Body stories: A guide to experiential anatomy. Hanouver and London: University Press of New England.