Recovery Toolbox for Wellbeing in the Early Years
Nurturing & Wellbeing Activities for Children Aged 3-6
Author 1: Tina Rae
Author 2: Ali D'Amario
An essential collection of easy-to-use, fun activities to support younger children with their wellbeing and recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
For use at home and in school by parents, carers, teachers, and others involved with supporting the wellbeing of younger children, with much-needed practical guidance and ideas to help with the emotional recovery following times of change, loss, fear and uncertainty.
These therapeutic activities and tools, ideal for use by non-specialists, fit perfectly with the idea of the Recovery Curriculum; prioritising well-being, relationships, resilience and self-esteem following the return to school after what has been a stressful and traumatic period for so many children, young people and their families.
Contains evidence-based strategies to build good mental health and develop the resilience needed to recover and move forward with hope following challenging times.
The activities are grouped into six sections to provide a holistic, trauma-informed approach to recovery that can be tailored to meet the needs of all younger children.
• Self-Regulation • Resilience-Building • Self-Esteem & Social Skills • Effective Thinking • Anxiety-Busting • Transition
Practical resources include helpful websites, ideas for Whole-School Recovery including a template for a Recovery Plan, tips for using Mindfulness, Circle of Friends approaches and Emotion Coaching.