The wider community has a significant role to play in the development of children, young people and families.

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Resources

As you begin your wellbeing classroom journey, we have gathered a host of resources across various categories of interest. These resources are intended to help and encourage you to get involved and begin developing a daily communal conversation of wellbeing in your local sphere of influence.

Kimochis®

Kimochis® are a playful way to help children learn how to identify and express feelings.  When children can communicate their feelings effectively, they develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis® teach the fourth “R” – reading, writing, arithmetic and RELATIONSHIPS.  This “R” is the foundation for success in all areas of life.

SMG is the only Kimochis® stockist in Australia.  You can access an order form by clicking the button below..

KIMOCHIS® KEYS TO COMMUNICATION Videos

The team has worked with Willsden Primary School to produce a series of videos available for free download and use within schools, families and communities. The videos show families playing with the five early childhood keys to communication from the Kimochis® resources. Thank you to Port Augusta Communities for Children, the Majestic Oasis Apartments and Blue Goanna Digital for helping us to pull it together.

Click here to go to the Kimochis® Keys to Communication Videos page

SMG Community Services YouTube Channel

As we collect video based resources, we’ll share them and provide links to them at our youtube channel found HERE 

 

The importance of forgiveness

FORGIVENESS is more than just saying it will be OK. Forgiveness is letting go, and finding a new way forward. People who are taught to forgive are less angry, and more optimistic, compassionate and self-confident. Stress levels are also heavily reduced. (Luskin 2001) - Forgiveness Fact Sheet

Useful Links

THE AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION produces a range of resources for professionals to use in their practice. The Making SPACE for Learning Document is particularly useful You can access these resources on their website – childhood.org.au  

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Professor Martin Seligman is a leader in the field. CLICK HERE for further information and resources.

KIMOCHIS® – (KEY.MO.CHEE) which means “feeling” in Japanese – are plush, educational toys designed to help kids identify, understand and manage their feelings in a fun, comfortable way. They are a vital part of The Wellbeing ClassroomYou can learn more about Kimochis® by visiting their website – www.kimochis.com