Can Kids "Get" Meditation?

I was standing on the front stoop of our school, chatting with students as they arrived for the day in various states of sleepiness or excitement. A visitor was going to attend our Morning Meeting, which includes a student-led, 3-minute meditation, and so she asked the students for any tips on the meditation. One of the kids replied, with a tone so casual that she might have been giving directions to the bathroom. She recommended that the visitor start by just following her breath, maybe counting breaths, and then notice any thoughts that come up. If they do, then just accept them and then go back to the breath. That's it. What else? 

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