Hey There! What's Your Superpower?: A book to encourage a growth mindset of resilience, persistence, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem
An interactive book that provides simple tasks to help kids develop resilience, persistence, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem. Help the kids in your care discover not only their new superpowers, but an ability to give new challenges a go and to keep on trying! Inclu... read full description below.
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Follow Becky's journey as she tries lots of exciting new things to find her amazing superpowers! This engaging and interactive children's book provides a number of simple and very achievable 'tasks' to help kids to develop a growth mindset of resilience, persistence, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-esteem. The aim of this book is to encourage kids to believe in themselves and to develop a self-confidence 'foundation' - especially those children who lack self-belief and can often lose their will to even try. One superpower may lead to two superpowers, and on it goes, until that child has a deeper belief in his or herself. This book can be read over a number of sessions. It has been designed to encourage children to 'have a go' and to inspire them to try and keep on trying. So please, dip in with the kids in your care and help them discover not only their new superpowers, but an ability to give new challenges a go and to keep on trying! Also included are Discussion Questions for parents, caregivers and teachers, and extra ideas to boost kids' confidence.
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Jayneen (aka Jay Dale) is an experienced early years educator, author and publisher. She started her teaching career in the 1980s as a primary school teacher in rural Australia. She then moved to Melbourne and taught at a number of inner-city schools. In 1985, Jay had a change of career and became an educational editor and publisher. In the early 90s, Jay and her partner moved to Japan to work as English teachers. They lived and worked in Japan for over three and a half years. In fact, Jay's first daughter was born there. On returning to Australia, Jay began work as an educational author/packager. Since that time, she has authored and produced numerous award-winning titles for the educational publishing industry. Jay is also an accomplished children's book author, writing a number of titles for such literacy series as ZigZags, Totally Kidz, Deadly and Incredible, and a children's picture book series for Penguin. She is currently working with an educational publisher as lead author of a literacy series. Jay has written over 100 titles in that series. Jay is a mother of three daughters and was a school councillor at her local school for over seven years. This time spent in schools both as a teacher and a parent inspired her to ask the question of her community: 'What are we doing in schools to protect our children from unsafe touch?' When she realised very little was actually being done, she decided to use her authoring and publishing skills to write Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept to help parents, carers and teachers to broach the subject of self-protection and to encourage children to speak up. After the encouraging response to Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept, she realised there was a need to further build upon the idea of children not keeping secrets about unsafe touch. Jay participated in Protective Behaviours professional development and attended numerous conferences on the topic to educate herself in how to keep children safe and provide them with prevention education. Jay then went on to develop and publish a comprehensive Body Safety and Respectful Relationship Teacher's Resource Kit as well as writing several more children's books on the topics of Body Safety, consent, respect, body boundaries and gender equality. Jay's ongoing passion for the safety and empowerment of children continues today with new manuscripts and free-to-download Body Safety resources always in the wings. Sarah Jennings is a children's book illustrator based in London. At a very young age she discovered a love of drawing and has been scribbling in a sketchbook ever since! Since graduating in 2013 she has worked on a variety of books. Sarah works from her home studio in the company of her three-legged cat, Calvin.