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.
Videos and activities to help children learn the power of positive thinking from ClassDojo.
Here are some of the books that we have found useful:
by Barney Salzberg
I Can’t Do That,
by Esther Pia Cordova
by Nadiya Hussain
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
by Mark Pett
We have developed the following tools which are available to download for free below: