99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children: A Comprehensive Programme to Develop Fundamental Life Skills, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children

A Comprehensive Programme to Develop Fundamental Life Skills, 1st Edition

By Susana Goncalves Viana

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140 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children is a comprehensive and interactive programme filled with practical activities, aimed at schools and education professionals in order to support children in developing their happiness and resilience. Covering twenty eight skill areas, this book encompasses seven key themes for development:

  • Self-awareness
  • Relationships
  • Confidence
  • Seeking solutions
  • Growth mindset
  • Caring
  • Optimism

The author has created ninety-nine fun, creative and engaging classroom activities, which clearly and expertly guide the professional in supporting a child's happiness and emotional resilience. Children as young as seven can access the programme and get involved with each activity. This vital resource focuses on all the core areas that contribute to the growth of a child's most important positive qualities, providing a much-needed burst of enthusiasm and expertise to the field. 99 Activities to Nurture Successful and Resilient Children will empower children and help them build a fundamental skill-set that will help them to successfully navigate life and to grow as confident, aware, resourceful, independent, and motivated individuals.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction What is this book all about? Looking more closely at these different areas What’s different about this book? Why do we need a book like this now? Myths Section 2: Top Tips for Teachers How does this book work? Managing difficult feelings Working with parents Section 3: Self-Awareness Topic 1. Identity Topic 2. Belonging Topic 3. Self-image Topic 4. Emotions Section 4: Relationships Topic 1. Communication Topic 2. Friendship Topic 3. Respect Topic 4. Trust Section 5: Confidence Topic 1. Self-Worth Topic 2. Independence Topic 3. Assertiveness Topic 4. Motivation Section 6: Seeking Solutions Topic 1. Self-Regulation Topic 2. Self-Belief Topic 3. Helpful Thinking Topic 4. Adaptability and Accepting Change Topic 5. Strengths Section 7: Growth Mindset Topic 1. Learning Topic 2. Effort Topic 3. Persistence Section 8: Caring Topic 1. Being Present Topic 2. Kindness Topic 3. Empathy Topic 4. Nurturing Yourself Section 9: Optimism Topic 1. Positive Thinking Topic 2. Hope Topic 3. Gratitude Topic 4. Humour

About the Author

Author

Susana Goncalves Viana is a qualified Educational Psychologist and a school and family coach. She is founder and CEO of SerutuFutures Ltd. Prior to that she worked for Achieving for Children as a Specialist Educational Psychologist for five years and the London Borough of Richmond as an Educational Psychologist for six years. She has also worked as a primary school teacher in both the UK and Portugal.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General