Wellbeing Support for Children
Quote of the Month: JULY
For the month of July our focus will be on resilience, understanding and how we can build skills that will help us to bounce back. We can't always predict or control what life throws at us, but we can build a range of skills and nurture our resources to help us respond flexibly, effectively deal with challenges, recover more quickly and even learn and grow as a result. All of us have times of stress, loss, failure or trauma in our lives. But how we respond to these has a big impact on our wellbeing. We often cannot choose what happens to us, but in principle we can choose our own attitude to what happens. In practice it's not always easy, but one of the most exciting findings from recent research is that resilience, like many other life skills, can be learned.
Use the link below to download the Action for Happiness July Calendar which suggests a task to carry out each day that will nurture and offer a time for reflection.
Supporting Children's Mental Health
There are many ways to support children’s mental health and well-being but one of the key things you can do is be there, when the moment comes that your child chooses to open up and talk to you, knowing that you will stop and listen, really listen, is incredibly powerful and will help a child to feel heard.
Through the experience of being heard, a child will feel that you value them and they will start to perceive themselves as valuable. They will develop a stronger sense of themselves, helping them to become more resilient, especially now when everything they have learnt and know about their world has changed.
Storytelling with Mrs Mitchell and her cat Ginger
Click on the links below to watch Mrs Mitchell read a story each week:
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
Other useful links:
- A fun way of teaching Handwriting for children who are currently working on their fine motor skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SpnV0pZ-gM#action=share
- Supporting our Wellbeing-- Useful information for Parents/Carers'
The Resilience Alphabet
Each letter of the resilience alphabet offers three short activities; one to think about, one to say out loud and one to have a go at doing at home. Please view the below powerpoint: