Wellbeing Deck for Kids

Wellbeing Deck for Kids

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Use these fun cards to help the little ones in your life build a strong mindset and resilience from a young age.

Cards include:

  • 12 question cards to encourage little ones to think differently about their day.
  • 12 activity cards to help them practice mindfulness or to help them improve the way they are feeling.
  • 8 feeling and emotion cards to help little ones understand and describe their feelings (anxious, bored, calm, frustrated, happy, lonely, sad and scared).
  • 32 positive affirmation cards to help you encourage, support and inspire the little ones in your life.

See reviews + how to use the cards below.

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We partnered with two psychologists, Dr Rosie and Gemma and a lovely designer, Jacinta, who specialises in educational products, to create these for the little ones in your life that you love more than Tim Tams (or equally as much as Tim Tams!).

Packed in a handy calico bag, each card is laminated and designed with rounded corners to protect them from wear and tear, perfect for small children.

Proudly Australian made and printed on environmentally friendly paper.

Recommended age is for 3 years plus, however with adult supervision is a must if used from a younger age.

8 ways to use our Wellbeing Deck For Kids

We recently sat down with one our resident psychologists, Chen, to talk about how our wellbeing deck for kids can be used as a tool to help strengthen relationships, understanding and mental health. Chen specialises in supporting young people, mental health carers and families so we could have talked about this all day long but here are some ideas to get you started.

Parents often tell me that they would like to know more about their children’s life outside home but the answers they get are usually vague and general.

Specific, open- ended questions such as the ones on the cards such as ‘what did you do today that you found hard?’ are always better than general questions that easily invite a one word response like ‘how’s school today?’ or closed-ended question like ‘did you have a fun day at school?’ that can be easily answered with one word instead of opening a conversation.

You can use the questions straight from the cards and also to give you ideas of other open-ended questions you can ask.

Make it a two-way conversation. Children love to learn about how adults feel and think.

Share your answers to the questions on the cards and tell your stories if they interest your child.

Our feeling cards can help you build one of the most important ingredients of social skills and relationships: the ability to communicate how you feel and the ability to understand how other people feel.

These cards help all of us (yep even adults) to put into words how we are actually feeling and support others to do the same.

Younger children often find face-to-face communication and direct eye contact intimidating.

It can be helpful to sit alongside each other and look at the cards. They provide a shared attention point for them to feel more comfortable. Activities such as colouring or building Lego blocks also provide opportunities for conversations.

If they don’t feel like using the cards, you can still ask the questions or use the growth mindset statements from the cards during your conversation.

On the back of each card, there is a phrase of praise or encouragement that you can use with your little one.

These words are designed to cultivate a growth mindset, focusing on the process rather than the outcome eg ‘learning takes one step at a time’, ‘I love it when you try your best’.

Growth mindset helps children to enjoy learning and explore their potential without worrying about other people’s judgement, and ultimately develop resilience in the face of life challenges.

Our cards have 32 growth mindset statements. They give you new ideas and language to help cultivate a culture of appreciation among family members.

Encourage your child to pick out the card that they want to use for their siblings. We’ve heard heart melting stories of little ones leaving the cards around the place (eg on pillows and brothers/sisters seat the table) for them to find.

It can be a less confronting way for some little ones to start to experiment with new ways of communicating and encouraging others.

Our thoughts and feelings are closely linked. Sometimes when we’ve had a challenging experience or when we’ve been teased about something that isn’t our fault, poisonous thoughts can shake us up. It’s really easy for us to keep repeating these thoughts to ourselves and then get stuck in a spiral of thoughts.

Asking one of the questions that helps little ones remember an enjoyable memory can distract from current unhelpful thoughts.

The ‘toolbox’ card plays a role in providing a soothing, pleasurable sensory experience to help us ride through temporary difficult feelings.

One way to think of this is to picture of how a superhero might use an antidote to counteract poison. They might just need a quick boost of extra help to get through a tricky time.

These cards can be a way to support little ones to move through short term poisonous thoughts, just like a superhero would with their antidote.

Additional information

Weight 0.249 kg
Dimensions 23 × 18 × 1.7 cm

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