Wellbeing

In our house, we have always understood that the emotional wellbeing of our Smilers needs to be a priority.

Smiler 1 and Smiler 2 experience varying degrees of anxiety, which is considered relatively common for those who have ASD.

We are constantly tuned into changes in behaviour and mood as their expression and understanding of their feelings is something they find difficult.

We have recently raised our wellbeing input through the use of themed video clips of an animated character called Mojo (https://ideas.classdojo.com), related books and then some worksheets that we have produced.

Our 3 Smilers have engaged in their project to varying levels.

But they all seem to get something out of it.


Mojo

Videos and activities to help children learn the power of positive thinking from ClassDojo.


Books

Here are some of the books that we have found useful:

Beautiful
Oops

by Barney Salzberg

I Can’t Do That,
Yet

by Esther Pia Cordova

My Monster
and Me

by Nadiya Hussain

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

by Mark Pett


Our tools

We have developed the following tools which are available to download for free below:

Introduce yourself

My Happy Memory Tree

The Many Pieces

Accidental inventions!

An oops can be beautiful

Giraffes Can’t Dance

I’m always learning

It’s okay to make mistakes

My Mindset Matters!

Growth-mindset zone

Download the full pack