“When my daughter was two I began making a kit for her. One that provided tools to help her understand what she was feeling and recognise the good things going on around her. I liked the idea of a kit, we have always had a first aid kit close at hand, why not one for our emotional health too.” - Kristina Freeman, Co-Founder of Grow Your Mind
Our home kit has been developed for 3-12 year olds, and is a positive psychology treasure trove of playful ways to educate and empower children about their brain and emotions. Don’t want the whole kit? No problem! You can purchase most of the kit elements separately, so pick and choose what works for you and your family.
“This is the best explanation I have ever heard about my brain and how it works. Things are making more sense now.” Axel, 10 years old
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK!
In each kit you will find a resource that grows resilience, mindfulness, compassion, character strengths, impulse control, emotional regulation, courage and a growth mindset.
WELCOME TO GROW YOUR MIND
This guide shows you how to use each of the contents within the kit. The book, begins with a story introducing the four key animal characters which represent different parts of the brain (the prefrontal cortex, the hippocampus, the amygdala and the reticular activating system - RAS). This is not for separate sale.
FLIP TO FLOURISH
This is a book of photos and invitations that promote ways you can flourish. On the back of each image is an easy way for parents to explain the concepts as well as links to research. Designed to promote the ways we can practice good mental health habits regularly. Flip to a page once a day, once a week, however often you want!
A set of 24 feelings and 8 suggested games. These beautifully illustrated cards are aimed to develop your child’s emotional literacy in a playful way.
KNOW AND GROW A STRENGTH - FABRIC PRINT
The beauty of character strengths is we all have them, so get to know your strengths and explore ways you can practice growing others. Not sure how to explain them? We have a strengths discussion guide that can help you explain each one. Check out our booklist to find out more.
DICE FOR DICEY SITUATIONS
Most of the contents of the kit are preventative and joy promoting, this one however may help you out in a tricky moment. Roll it and you will be given an action to try when your Guard Dog is barking loudly!
HAPPY HANDS HAPPY HEART PLAYDOUGH
This beautifully scented, all natural playdough made by Emma from Happy Hands Happy Heart is all about inspiring calm and creative play.
GROW YOUR FOCUS HACKY SACK PAK
Focus. This is an invaluable skill to build up as we are constantly being bombarded with distractions. This is fine so long as you are able to make a clear choice when you want to, about what you really want to focus on. This is not for seperate sale.
ACU ACTIONS TREASURE WHEEL
This interactive rotating wheel offers physical actions ( inspired from acupuncture) that will help you start to explore the mind body connection and how we feel can effect our physical body and vice versa.
PERFECT POTION OIL ROLLER
This oil blend is a cheerful and calming mix of orange, chamomile, lavender and frankincense. Roll onto your pulse points as needed.
Scientists have been studying happiness, longevity and resilience in humans. One of the key factors in each - a gratitude practice. This recycled paper journal is an offering to help kick off this practice. Write down three good things from your day, draw pictures of the things you love, write the draft to a letter of someone you appreciate. More ideas are in your Flip to Flourish for ways to cultivate a gratitude practice.
CATASTROPHE SCALE MAGNET
This magnet is gold!! It will help you playfully teach perspective with your children. Brainstorm the range of problems we may experience, then assign them to a different level on the magnet. Watch as your family starts asking each other, is this a teeny tiny problem?