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Reading for Mindfulness

Ages 6-9 years

Continuing students are welcomed!  We will have all new material this year!


Homework:  None, but students may enjoy reading more or journaling at home!

Stories are the most effective way to teach social emotional skills at an age when they are still forming values, and learning to establish self confidence.  At this age stage, students ask themselves- “How can I be good?” - and need to feel capable and competent amidst diversity in their world.  Establishing these skills at this age stage will contribute to lifelong well-being.  

In this class we focus on developing our reading, comprehension, critical thinking and personal application skills with books that help children infer, contemplate and develop strong social emotional skills.  We will include repetition and practice of a few vocabulary words to establish an experience of working hard to achieve their goals and establish competence. 

Topics will likely include age appropriate books on self confidence, standing up for oneself and others, self-nurture responsibility, acts of kindness, overcoming big emotions, understanding emotions in others, overcoming anxieties, bullying, friendship diversity and much more.  This class will offer the opportunity for reading aloud and discussion of these life-essential topics with their peers; providing the essential setting for developing a deeper understanding of individuality, diversity and empathy.  

*This class can be taken consecutively each year. It does not repeat, as each year we will cover new books, topics, and vocabulary.

You can read more about Erik Erikison’s developmental age stage psychology here:




Jessica Hartley Garcia is a spiritual guide, beloved teacher, and Relationship Coach.  She holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and speaks widely on the topics of Healing Deep Wounds, Communication, Marriage, Relationship, and Conscious Parenting.  She served as a powerful public mentor hosting the “Thriving Relationships” radio Program which aired weekly in 2019 on KHTS, the local Santa Clarita radio station.  Her Leadership classes offer a rare opportunity to learn some of the most important life lessons early on.  Jessica’s warmth exudes as she provides each of her students with a space to feel valued and heard.  She introduces the wisdom of her field in tangible ways for a happy, empowered, and well-lived life.

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