Good morning to you all,
I hope you are well - and if you are not feeling to good I am sending you a BIG hug! (Parents - One for you too!)
Something that has really made me smile is seeing pictures of rainbows in people's windows. This movement has been started by children in a bid to spread hope and happiness during this difficult time. Some have also had a message of thanks to doctors and nurses who are trying so hard to keep everyone healthy and well.
So for my blog post is for you at home to make some beautiful rainbows for your windows!
(Make sure you have an adults permission before you put it up so they can help you)
My godson has made a great one and has kindly sent me some photos to show us all :)
You might have already created one so send them in as I would love to see them!
Another thing you might like to do is something called a 'My Strengths Cloud'.
All the NHS staff are showing lots of different strengths such as kindness, empathy, love, determination as they help lots of different people. You may be finding the work of these doctors and nurses inspiring - so what better way to reflect on your own strengths so that you can remind yourself that one day you may be supporting others just like these inspirational people.
Some children may have made these with me before in 'ELSA' or 'The Space' but they are a really lovely reminder of what your strengths are.
They are super easy to make - Cut out a cloud shape, and some coloured strips - write on your strengths and attach any way you would like.
Parents, if you're reading this.. it is so important for your child to recognize their strengths. It is just as important as working on their challenges. Here’s an artsy/crafty way to celebrate all that your child has either achieved or what they thinks about themselves. Working together will help both of you see your child’s strengths and how they link together. If they find it difficult you can help them along by letting them know what you think their strengths are!
Enjoy getting creative