Shared Attention – that is the ability to share attention. Sounds simple, but in fact it must be experienced and learned by young children before they can derive certain behaviors from it. Shared Attention is an important socialization experience.
Digital media is playing an increasingly important role in our lives – including the everyday lives of our children. And many parents are concerned about this development. They ask themselves how they can protect their children from the dangers of the virtual world, how they can teach their children appropriate behavior when dealing with social media, and how they can retain control over their offspring's media consumption. The answers to these questions are actually quite simple. And these are available on my blog today.
There are many reasons we get excited about playing the piano. A piano has an impressive sound and it is incredibly versatile. The piano is certainly not the first instrument that comes to our mind when we think of rock and pop. Yet it plays a crucial role in many of the "classics" of this genre. But well, I am biased, because music is simply an important part of my life. But I also have a few reasons up my sleeve that will convince even musicophobes of the benefits of playing the piano.
For years, I have known from the field of yoga that nasal breathing plays an important role. The mucous membranes of the nose enrich the air with moisture and filter out dust particles from the air which is inhaled. In addition to that, the airway through the nose is longer and by filtering and simultaneously warming the inhaled air, the risk of catching a cold is reduced. But nasal breathing also has a positive effect on our sleep and fitness training. In the following blog post, I will tell you which effects those exactly are and how nasal breathing has personally helped me.