The Self Esteem Shop has created FRESH Start Kits (Feelings, Reassurance, Empathy, Safety, & Hope) for parents, school counselors and social workers, educators and other helping professionals to help children and teens cope with current events.
The “FRESH Start” School Counselor Kit includes:
(F) Let’s Talk About… Your Fears and Worries Game
(R) Ready… Set… Relax: Research Based Program of Relaxation, Learning & Self Esteem for Children
(E) Helping Young Worriers Beat the Worrybug
(S) 8 Keys to End Bullying: Activity Book for Kids & Tweens
(H) Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children & Teens
*Tangle (Optional not included in kit)
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1-2-3 A Calmer Me teaches young children how to self-regulate. The sweet rhyming text shows kids how to slow down their bodies and stop mad feelings from spinning out of control. Includes a “Note to Parents, Teachers, and Other Grown-Ups” with more information about the steps of the “1-2-3” rhyme, and advice for working through the steps with your child.
Bestselling author Judy Belmont has created another treasure chest of hands-on and easy-to-use handouts, activities, worksheets, mini-lessons and quizzes that help clients develop effective life skills.
150 More Group Therapy Activities & TIPS, the fourth in her Therapeutic Toolbox series, provides a wealth of psycho-educational ideas with Belmont’s signature T.I.P.s format ( Theory, Implementation, and Processing ).
Ready-to-use tools include:
-Interactive strategies for leading successful group experiences
-DBT, CBT, ACT and positive psychology-inspired resources
-Communication skills-building activities
-Coping skills using mindfulness and stress resiliency practices
-Self-esteem and self-compassion guides for changing thoughts
-Fun team building exercises and icebreakers
-Practical resources for adults, adolescents & children
Little Louie is trying to tell a story. Everything is going just fine until…YIKES! A blob of jelly plops on to the page! AUGH! Is that peanut butter? HEY, WAIT! Did somebody draw in this book? That’s it! Little Louie is giving up. What’s the point of telling his tale if he can’t tell it perfectly? That’s when Louie realizes that when he sits down and takes a deep breath, everything really is just fine, and his story is a great one–imperfections and all.
In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, Caldecott Honor artist Patrick McDonnell brilliantly blends hilarity and heart and teaches a lesson about enjoying life as it comes, even when things get perfectly messed-up.
Sometimes we just need to take a pause — to stop, breathe, and take a moment for ourselves. To be mindful.
Told in rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated, A World of Pausabilities is an inviting introduction to mindfulness.
Following a neighborhood on a summer day, readers will learn how to apply mindfulness to simple, everyday moments, and how days are filled with endless possibilities to take a pause.
Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that further discusses mindfulness and ways to introduce pauses into your child’s life.
When a girl receives a beautiful porcelain box from her grandmother, she immediately wants something special to put inside it. But what could it be? What does she love best? She loves jumping in puddles on rainy days, blowing bubbles in the park, and watching her little sister’s first steps. As it turns out, life’s most precious treasures cannot be contained in a box! With a gentle message about the immateriality of happiness, this story reminds us to take pleasure in everyday moments. The book is beautifully packaged with a sparkly die-cut star on the cover, and flaps throughout reveal hidden surprises.
Ages: 2yrs- 6yrs
Aquaman is perfect to use in the sand tray and in fantasy play. Ages 3 & up. Colors may vary slightly from the picture.
This Archaeopteryx miniature is perfect to use in the sand tray and in fantasy play. Ages 3 & up. Colors may vary slightly from the picture.
approximately 5 inches long
Tiny prefers not to tell other children whether they are a boy or girl. Tiny also loves to play fancy dress, sometimes as a fairy and sometimes as a knight in shining armour. Tiny’s family don’t seem to mind but when they start a new school some of their new classmates struggle to understand.
This armored dinosaur miniature is perfect to use in the sand tray and in fantasy play. Ages 3 & up. Colors may vary slightly from the picture.
approximately 6 inches long
Baxter Turns Down His Buzz is the story of a high-energy rabbit who must learn to control his activity level and impulsiveness. Baxter’s uncle Barnaby guides Baxter through the steps necessary to “turn down his buzz.” Techniques such as mindfulness and progressive relaxation are portrayed in the story. A young child who is able to relate to the animal characters can imitate their coping strategies with direction from their parent.
The bedtime story presents a precious opportunity for children and parents to communicate and review the day. Managing a child’s impulsive behavior often leads to limit setting and stress. Reading Baxter Turns Down His Buzz presents an opportunity for the parents and child to review helpful strategies, end the day on a positive note, and make plans for a better tomorrow.
A sense of optimism is a key ingredient to success in life. Guide young children to develop a positive attitude and discover how the choices they make can lead to feeling happy and capable. This friendly, encouraging book on having a positive attitude introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don’t go their way, and contribute to other people’s happiness, too. (From publisher.)