Wellbeing Support for Children
Quote of the Month: NOVEMBER
This month, we're encouraging you to try something new! Learning something new or getting involved in an activity that really absorbs and interests us is great for our wellbeing. Keeping our brains active is not only good for us physically but it can help you feel you are flourishing as you see yourself make progress with a new skill, or just make you smile as you make a mess and decide to start again. :) Being playful and trying new things is important, as is remembering that it's OK not to get it right first time - change "I can't do it", into "I can't do it...yet!" This month's calendar is full of ideas to help you decide what to try next.
Please lick on the link below for more information and access to the calendar.
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: