Explore the importance of effective communication skills. Learn how to listen effectively, negotiate, work collaboratively and develop confidence in presenting.
Creating a positive mindset
Brilliant Me & My Mind is specifically designed to help your child:
• Move away from perfectionism
• Learn to take risks and try new experiences
• Let go of fearing mistakes and failure
• Believe in their own capabilities
• Learn to think positively when faced with a challenge
• Move from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’t YET’
Letting go of fearing mistakes
This course uses the power of storytelling and creative activities to help children build the confidence to take risks and make mistakes. 'Brilliant Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the course to help them navigate their emotions in a fun and supportive environment.
What does the course focus on?
Each day, two stories are shared with the children based around the power of our mindset. Each story is followed by a creative activity which helps them link the learning from the story to their everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions.
The stories shared in The Brilliant Me & My Mind course are based around the following themes:
1. Developing a ‘Can-Do’ attitude
2. The power of YET
3. Feeling stuck
4. Dealing with unhelpful thoughts
5. Responding to failure
An example story shared during the week is the fantastic ‘Beautiful Oops’ by Barney Saltzberg. This book encourages the children to understand that when we think we’ve made a mistake, we should think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful. Through looking at the illustrations, the children reflect on how they feel about the mistakes they make; every smudge, spill, and failed drawing can be the beginning of something new and exciting. After reading the inspiring book, the children are then challenged to turn a range of ‘mistakes’ into new opportunities.