Sometimes we need to find motivation to be resilient and many crafts and games can help with this. The projector craft is no exception! This fun craft encourages creativity as well as creating a space for children to actively think about bravery and resilience. Motivation can be hard to find when we fail at something […]Read more
Scoop the Cotton challenge!
This game is a great chance to test your resilience! Completing tasks and activities like this one gives you a chance to develop a growth mindset and become more resilient. You can read more about the growth mindset and resilience by clicking the links below: Growth mindset Resilience Activities like this one can help you […]Read more
Sometimes we can lack encouragement and motivation to do things or to continue with tasks. This mantra activity helps children to motivate themselves, and get back up and try again if they failed the first time. It not only helps to build resilience, but to develop a growth mindset. According to research, these two skills […]Read more
Resilience: What is it? Why do we need it?
During their time at Citywise, kids explore different topics in order to build their understanding of self-worth. At Citywise, we believe that resilience is one of the most important topics. To be resilient is to bounce back when you’re faced with a challenge in life. We often use the image of a marshmallow to explain […]Read more
Overcoming the drop
Have you ever set yourself a goal, started with great enthusiasm but quickly hit a snag in the road? A distraction, a difficult experience, the feeling of failure, or creeping self doubt can pull you off track from where you were heading. We understand this as the drop, and if you’re familiar with it, you’re […]Read more
11 home activities to boost kids mental health
To celebrate Mental Health Week 2021, our wonderful volunteers made videos of simple, fun, activities to boost children’s mental health.Read more
How to: Build Resilience in Children
Resilience is essentially our capacity to bounce back from stressful or challenging experiences and is one of the key Citywise strengths. It is an important strength to build in young people, and it can be developed from a young age. Read on for three top-tips adapted from author Donna Jackson Nakazawa and psychologist Rick Hanson, […]Read more
The Importance of: Resilience
Our character curriculum is centred on building four key character strengths discussed in relation to human flourishing and success since the times of Classical Greek Philosophy: resilience, self-control, good judgement and fairness. Why do we focus on these strengths? This series, called “The importance of”, explores the importance of each of these four topics. Being […]Read more