Kids naturally gravitate to floor sitting. Unfortunately, they often drag the couch cushions and nice throw pillows down with them. When children have their own floor pillows to use, they don't need to use your nice things.
Getting up and down off the floor promotes agility, flexibility and strength in a natural way. Unfortunately kids spend so much time sitting in chairs and on couches now that many are losing the ability to get up and down from the floor with ease.
Help keep your kids flexible and agile by encouraging them to make floor sitting a daily part of their activities!
When kids are sitting on the floor with a large floor pillow, they can lie down, sit up or lean to the side. Shifting positions helps kids to burn extra energy. For many kids - especially fidgety ones - being able to move regularly is key to being able to focus.
This is why teachers often have circle time on the floor or reading nooks with floor pillows. Many parents of children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) also use floor sitting as a way to connect with and help their children.
When you sit in a cross-legged position on the floor, with nothing supporting your back, you engage your core and back muscles - the foundation of a strong body and back-pain-free living. It's important for kids to develop good posture habits early to prevent pain later in life.
Plus, there's a reason reason sitting cross-legged is the foundation of meditation practices: it promotes calm and focus. Having floor pillows available for your kids can help them self-soothe and keep the peace in your house.