Each day, two stories are shared based around the theme of confidence. Then, creative activities help the children link the learning from the story to their own everyday lives. Daily mindfulness activities are included to help the children learn to manage their emotions, as well as a daily ‘mission’ which is a simple task to help them embed their learning. Brilliant ‘Billy the Bunny’ accompanies the children throughout the week and is used to help the children talk about how they feel. Discussing certain situations Billy might lack confidence in can sometimes be an easier step than talking directly about our own experiences.
The stories shared in The Brilliant Me & My Confidence course are based around the following themes:
- Different ways to show confidence
- Being awesome
- What do I like about myself?
- Finding my big voice
- Doing things I might not be good at
One example of the stories shared during the week is the charming ‘Perfectly Norman’ by Tom Percival. This is described as a bold and uplifting book about daring to be different and having the courage to dance to your own tune. The story is shared and discussed as a group, followed by an activity to explore what we often try and hide about our own personalities. The children make their own pair of ‘wonderful wings’ decorating them with all the things that make them special.
Please watch our Parent Webinar below to get a better sense for what our Brilliant Me and My Confidence Course entails. This includes an overview of what your child will learn, together with ideas and strategies for supporting their learning at home: