Tomatoes, Bees, and Me
Written and narrated by Chanel Tsang
Are tomatoes a fruit or a vegetable? Today we’re talking about being adaptable while we move, breathe, and imagine that we’re a growing tomato plant and also a buzzing bumble bee!
One of our poses today, inspired by boat pose in yoga, is quite challenging, using a lot of core muscles. A couple of options are given, but one more that can be used is holding behind the knees. Encourage your child(ren) to rest whenever they need it.
If you’d like to tell us about a time when someone did something kind for you, please send a voice recording to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Kindness Story (child’s name)” as the subject. We will listen and respond to each one and choose a few to include on future Peace Out episodes!
Scientific (curriculum connections): plants, buzz pollination, nutrition
Social-emotional connections: awareness and consideration of others, being adaptable to the situation, resiliency
What’s the Buzz? How Tomatoes are Pollinated by Christine Casey
The Importance of Bees, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Coping with change: teaching adaptability will help children grow, The Conversation
Understanding temperament: Adaptability, The Center for Parenting Education
Did you enjoy this story? Why not take a look at some of our other children‘s relaxational and mindfulness stories?