Slime can be such a relaxing, calming, and regulating activity. Some people like to keep their hands busy, which can help them to focus. Slime is an awesome stress relieving tool, and is a fun brain break from school work! Slime engages creativity, planning, and focus in the creation process., which is an important part of a child's development. Playing with slime and other sensory fidgets (i.e. fidget spinners, stress balls, Kinetic sand, squishy toys, tangles, etc.) also allows for practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is a psychological practice which one brings one's focus and awareness into the present experience. Mindfulness practices that are nulti-sensory can enhance this experience. The benefits of mindfulness include but are not limited to: promoting relaxation and well being; reducing stress, anxiety, apathy and agitation; improving mood; and distracting challenging behavior and boredom.
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