Blingja: Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Made Easy
Blingja is a multisensory social-emotional learning resource that supports curriculums. The Blingja Lesson Plans are designed to help people feel calmer in stressful situations. Blingja comes in a box with fun to learn and easy to deliver lesson plans that can be taught individually or universally in the classroom. The lessons are shared with family at home to ensure seamless communication, common language and compounded learning.
Benefits of Blingja
Many students face overwhelming modern-day barriers that can sometimes develop into crippling anxieties. Blingja strategies prepare students to be academic ready. Educators can focus on the joy of teaching, students on the curiosity of learning and parents on whole child development.
Training for Educators
Professional Days, 2 hour Lunch & Learn’s or afterschool workshops are offered for educators. In class mentoring of the lesson plan delivery is also offered.
“Immediately after implementing Mara’s strategies into my daytoday teaching, I began to see positive changes in my students.” Lexy MacGregor – Teacher, Lord Strathcona Elementary School
“Mara was kind enough to share her knowledge and wisdom about Social Emotional Learning with our SFU preservice teachers. She fused theory and practical ideas, and shared personal and professional anecdotes and stories from her many years as a parent and educator.” Dorothy Shaw – Faculty Associate, Professional Programs, SFU
Blingja: The Mindful Adventurer Ninja - The Book
Published in July 2018, this book is about Blingja, the Mindful Adventurer Ninja who focuses on solutions to problems. Blingja uses a special tool to create a feeling of calm. This book can be used at home or in the classroom paired with the Blingja Social Emotional Learning Lesson Plans.
Mara St. Onge, Creator of Blingja Concepts Ltd., is an award-winning youth/child program developer, long term educator with the Vancouver School Board, child advocate, entrepreneur, author and mother of two.
⬥ WOW (Widening Our World) Winner
⬥ Social Innovation Challenge Winner
⬥ YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Nominee (Education, Training & Development)