Here are a few of the wonderful testimonials received from children, parents, schools and professionals:
A child perspective on The Wellbeing Alphabet™:
“The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is all about happy feelings and good behaviour. It makes me feel happy. My favourite word in the alphabet is “zest”, because I have lots of energy. I also like “calm”, “dream” and “enjoy”. I like watching the DVD. My favourite activities are the word search, making up stories, plays, dances, music, and doing arts and crafts.”
“I absolutely love The Wellbeing Alphabet™. It’s engaging, it’s bright, it’s joyful- it’s absolutely wonderful! I was thinking about the children taking part and I was smiling the whole time. I recognise that this is something very special. The programme is unique in that it has a focus on positive emotional goals, and the input from a parent and child’s perspective is clear. I support The Wellbeing Alphabet™ being taught in as many schools and homes as possible- it will benefit all children.” (Behaviour Support Specialist and Play Therapist).
“The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is a really lovely idea, very infant-focused, and I would definitely use it in my school. It really complements Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education. There is a distinct lack of emotional-based resources available, and The Wellbeing Alphabet™ would be ideal.” (Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO Lead, Durham Primary School).
“I highly recommend The Wellbeing Alphabet™ to anyone who is passionate about children’s wellbeing.” (Mother of two children aged two and seven, MA Managing Community Practice, Durham University; PhD Linguistics, Ivanovo State University).
“The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is a high quality learning resource, focused on nurturing children’s feelings and their understanding of the world around them. Used as a one-to-one or group activity, it will help children to express themselves.” (Head Teacher, Primary School, Darlington).
“I attended a ‘The Wellbeing Alphabet™’-themed party recently, and observed how the activities can be adapted to use in a number of locations. I saw firsthand how much the children enjoyed themselves while learning about feelings and behaviour.” (Family member of a child involved in the pilot, MA Literae Humaniores (Classics I), Oxford University, Trainee Solicitor).