Supporting children to recognise their strengths and positive traits is a great first step to supporting them to develop their self-esteem. That can start with positive conversations, where we encourage children to recognise and validate their own strengths and positives. Helping them to build heir confidence in recognising what is wonderful about them, and saying it out loud to affirm those qualities is an important step in the process (consider how many adults you know who cannot tell you what is good about them).
So, this week we are sharing our ‘Mirror, Mirror’ activity – to encourage children to think about their positive traits; whether it is qualities, skills, knowledge or behaviours, to encourage them to be proud of who they are.
How to use it:
- Download the activity sheet (HERE)
- Find a quiet space
- Take time to talk through the question
- Praise thoughts, feelings expressed and ideas
- Fill in the mirror
- Take time to say all the positives out loud
- You may want to display your mirrors and refer to them each week
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