Wellbeing Support for Children
Quote of the Month: OCTOBER
Especially when things are feeling a bit tough, it can help to set some goals. Making goals achievable and ensuring that you have a few short term as well as longer term, more ambitious goals helps us feel we're making progress. It doesn't matter if your goal for the day is something really small, the important thing is to give yourself the opportunity to feel like you've achieved something and to celebrate that! This month's calendar is full of ideas to help you think about how you can put this into practice.
Feeling good about the future is important for our happiness. We all need goals to motivate us and these need to be challenging enough to excite us, but also achievable. If we try to attempt the impossible this brings unnecessary stress. Choosing ambitious but realistic goals gives our lives direction and brings a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when we achieve them.
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: