Today’s mindful moment is all about positive touch and sharing time together. In school we use an approach called Tac Pac which is communication through touch and music. It takes around half an hour and promotes sensory communication between 2 people.
For this activity you need the following household items:
Tac Pac is best received on the skin so roll up any longs sleeves, shorts and a T shirt is best. The person receiving the massage should lie down.
It is important to remember that you always start at the foot, then leg working around the body so that it becomes a familiar pattern of movement. Follow the rhythm of the music as you touch.
Now you are ready to start.
Switch on some music and take the squeezy bottle – we’ve put some water and food colouring in the one below to just add interest. Rock the bottle onto the skin applying pressure as you travel around the body in time to the music
Next rub the bubble wrap in circular movements along the skin following the same pattern as the bottle.
Using the brush apply gentle scraping movements as you move around the body.
Using both sides of the sponge squeeze along the skin.
Open the bottle and squeeze the air from the bottle applying puffs of air along the skin.
Now take a scarf and make swishy movement to the music along the skin.
Finally it is time to relax – take a blanket or towel and wrap yourselves up for a lovely cuddle.
At the moment Tac Pac are giving set 5 of their programme free for parents and carers. It contains videos and music you can download either on a computer or by an App. The link is below.
Have fun and remember to take time to relax together.