Social and Emotional Learning

6 Ways To Use Movement For Social And Emotional Development During Covid-19
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6 Ways to Use Movement for Social and Emotional Development During Covid-19

Humans are social beings. We are designed to live amongst communities and socialise with other humans on a daily basis. Social isolation has been protecting our physical health from contracting the Coronavirus. However, having to isolate is having a great impact on our social health, emotional health, and psychological health. For our children, social interaction with…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 10
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 10

Doing kind things for others isn’t just about improving someone else’s life, it’s actually good for our health. There’s evidence to prove that kindness can improve mental health, happiness and even prolong life. After 9 weeks of acts of kindness we conclude the challenge with a really fun, ding-dong ditch type activity. It’s a little bit…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 9
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 9

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as planting a seed, watching it pop through the earth and grow into a beautiful plant. When you make that seed a vegetable, you’re also creating a range of learning opportunities for your kids.  Who would have thought that a humble carrot, pea or pumpkin could bring so much joy and…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 7
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 7

The COVID crisis has left many grandparents feeling very isolated and vulnerable. Some are suffering terribly, missing their family and friends. The elderly are often not up with technology and may not be able to connect via a video call but they’d all appreciate hearing the voices of their loved one. Get your kids to make a…

Character Building & Wellbeing Resources For Back To School Distance Learning
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Character Building & Wellbeing Resources for Back to School Distance Learning

Teaching and learning has undergone some significant changes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and teachers are adapting to a new norm in education that looks different between countries and possibly even states depending on the severity of the virus.  For many, distance learning is their reality as they go back to school online,…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 6
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 6

If you’ve been following our challenge, you might have noticed that the week 1 challenge was to Give a Compliment. So why are we posting another compliment challenge? Because compliments are important and kids need to practise… Giving a compliment is a really nice way to let someone know they’re important to you and receiving one…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 5
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 5

Imagine having a crappy day and walking into the bathroom to find a caring note on the mirror. You’d probably be quite surprised to see it there but also experience a warm glow inside that would make you smile! When children write their positive post it notes, ask them to think about the nice things people…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 3
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 3

Many children spend far too little time in the kitchen but learning to cook is something every child should learn at some point. This week’s act of kindness not only challenges them to create but also gives them valuable time connecting with someone in their family. Haven’t joined yet? Here’s how to participate Step 1…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids – Week 1
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids – Week 1

Giving a compliment isn’t always something that comes naturally. Learning to do it helps kids to get outside of their own head to think about other people and their feelings. It helps them to reflect on positive attributes of people and makes the recipient of the compliment feel worthy, valued and loved. Writing compliments in a…

10 Week Kindness Challenge For Kids
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10 Week Kindness Challenge for Kids

It’s been and continues to be a confronting time with COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter rallies. We’ve seen some appalling behavior but also some of the most beautiful acts of kindness as people come together to support one another. In light of this difficult time, it’s important that students are encouraged to participate in acts…