The Reframing Your Thoughts Toolkit for 6-12 year olds (launched in the autumn of 2020) provides children with the knowledge, skills and tools to help them to think about and approach things in a way that promotes their confidence, happiness and resilience. It offers ample support for helping children to understand and manage their big emotions and feelings and generally view and approach things in life in a helpful and positive way. The kit also provides a real opportunity for opening up conversations with children enabling you to gain valuable insights into how they are thinking and feeling about different situations.
As parents and carers can play a huge part in influencing how children feel about, view and approach things in life, there’s a section for adults in the kit as well exploring how we can help children with learning to embrace an empowering reframing mindset. It is also recommended that parents and carers have a good read through the toolkit as a whole as there are many ideas that can be fed into day-to-day conversations, including even when not directly using the cards (this also offers a valuable opportunity for children to practise developing a reframing mindset).
As well as being used in the home, this toolkit also works well in a number of additional settings supporting children and young people’s wellbeing (e.g. schools and counselling services).
Inside each travel friendly box you’ll find…
– ‘A Note for the Kids’ cards which set the scene, take a look at how our thoughts work, introduce reframing and growth mindset, and outline how the Rainbow Card Toolkit can be used;
– ‘A Note for the Adults’ cards which provide practical guidance about how adults can help children to develop a reframing approach to life; and
– 25 reframe cards. On the front you‘ll find the reframe. On the back you’ll find all sorts of practical support and guidance that children can use to bring each reframe to life. To give you an idea, you can find out more about what the back of one of the cards says here.
Reframing can transform the way children (and adults) think about and approach things in life and can provide a fantastic tool for helping to support children’s mental health and emotional health and wellbeing. The Rainbow Card Toolkit offers a great way to get children started.
The Rainbow Toolkit has been developed based on extensive evidence based research and has also been shared with experts in the field as part of the consultation process.
Here’s what two members of the consultation team had to say:
“I really enjoyed reading through your plans and I love the concept. Certainly a very worthwhile venture because I have not seen anything else quite like this targeted at this age group. I think that this product is a valuable resource for supporting children’s emotional health and wellbeing.”
Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Psychology Teacher (BSc in Psychology and MSc in Psychology of Education)
“I think it is utterly superb. I congratulate you wholeheartedly on what you have achieved… I really take my hat off to you! I have no doubt that this product will be of real benefit.”
Former Head of the Sure Start Unit Health and Wellbeing Team – Department for Education
Here are two reviews from parents and wider family
”If you have kiddos that either have negative self-talk, or you want to develop mindful thinking with your munchkins, these [Reframing Your Thoughts] cards are great. They’re my favourite, short and sweet, but powerful and easy to use. I so wish I had the chance of having this kind of tool when I was growing up. Thank you Little Wise Toys for creating something so beautiful and powerful.”
“My nephew loves these cards. We stuck a few of them up on the wall beside his bed for him to read at night, he said ‘I need more of these’. Thanks for making them”
Here are two reviews from counsellors and wellbeing support services
“Having used these cards, I can honestly say these have been one of the best therapy tools I have bought. Kids have really engaged with them and I really like the activities on the bottom of the cards. Thank you!”
“I work with children and young people in a school setting. These cards [both sets for 6-12 year olds and for teens] are a brilliant resource. Not only are they easy to follow, the ‘re-frame’ concept is very well thought out and relatable to young people. I have used them in a social skills group and the conversation that came from them was amazing. I have both sets and would highly recommend them.”
You can see some more reviews here.
A Reframing Your Thoughts toolkit for teenagers has since been launched and we also offer the interactive Little Wise Box of Emotions to support the social and emotional intelligence of 3-6 year olds.
**UK postage is £3.00 (you can order as many kits as you like and the postage stays the same) or £5 if you would like it gift wrapped. Please do contact me direct if you would like to enquire about an international delivery (email@example.com). Whichever postage option you go for, if you would like a (free of charge) personalised note with your order, please let me know what you would like to say in the notes section at checkout, and I will organise this for you.**