How can we help children to identify the positives in their world?
It can be an easy habit to fall into, when we get caught up in what we did not achieve today, or what went wrong, but helping children to develop a daily habit of gratitude and positivity can have a positive impact on their well-being and self-esteem.
This can be as simple as:
- A daily gratitude journal (write 3 things that you are grateful for)
- A weekly circle time (each share something that made you smile)
- A bedtime conversation (5 things that were good this week)
- A positivity diary (3 things I was pleased with, 1 thing I learnt, 1 goal)
Roald Dahl famously quoted:
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
This week, we share our Positivity Flowers, a worksheet that you can use with children to help them recognise the good things that happen in their week. You can download a copy HERE
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