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Affirmations for Little Learners!

Activity Idea!,Blog,Playspace
07/02/2024

We’re celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week at Little Learners by introducing some new FREE downloadable affirmations, a perfect resource for introducing conversations around mental health to little ones.

Colourful affirmation sheets that read 'I am unique!'
Little Learners Affirmations

Affirmations are short phrases that reinforce a positive mental outlook, behaviour or feeling. Affirmations can help build self confidence and self-esteem, which is important for children of any age but by introducing affirmations early, good practices can be created and nurtured.

There are many benefits to affirmations including stress reduction and a boost to academic study, which is one of the many reasons we created our Little Learners Affirmations! Our educationally led sessions are designed to nurture early writing skills, which can be a little scary for learners or those new to messy play (including adults!) – which is why it is so important that we remind everyone involved that they are doing well, working hard and can overcome challenges! That’s where our affirmations come in!

At Little Learners Playspace Ashington, we have had a wonderful introductions to affirmations. In 2024, Children’s Mental Health Week has overlapped with Lunar New Year, creating an amazing learning opportunity. We created a positive affirmation fortune cookie exercise, where learners could explore our wonderful tuff trays (check out our Instagram for some inspiration!) and find affirmations nestled amongst the messy play materials.

Affirmations for Little Learners!
Affirmation Activity at Little Learners Playspace Ashington

Parents were encouraged to read the words aloud, introducing a dialogue around feelings, thoughts and self image. If our learners had questions or wanted to talk, we created space to do so but equally, just hearing words such as ‘I am unique!’ or ‘I am enough’ can really resonate with children.

Children in the UK are more at risk of mental health issues than ever before, which is why we have began to further include activities that focus on this issue in our classes. Our sessions at Little Learners aren’t just about academic learning – we want to create well rounded and healthy children that can thrive in school, at home and wherever they may go in future! Our download also includes blank spaces where you and your child can write in your own affirmations!

Don’t forget to download your resources HERE! (Pssst… we also have free cards, colouring and mark making sheets too!) You can read more on the subject via Place2Be‘s website!

See you in class!

Team Little Learners x

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  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!
  • Affirmations for Little Learners!