Tools for Young Minds - The School Of Life

Resources for Parents and Teachers

No stage in our development is more crucial than childhood. It’s during our early years that we form our passions, our personality and our understanding of the world and our place within it. Childhood sets the course of our adult lives.

 

At The School of Life, we take childhood seriously. We’ve created a library of resources to help children develop the emotional, psychological and interpersonal skills that traditional education doesn’t always teach, starting them on the journey toward a healthy and fulfilled adulthood.

Outdoor Storytelling Activity Pack

Children are often told that experiencing nature is good for them, but are rarely told exactly why. This activity sheet explores an encounter with a cosy hedgehog and children are encouraged to explore a range of emotions as they relate to the natural world.
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Indoor Activities

Children need exercise, in mind as well as body: especially when they’re stuck indoors. These 10 exercises are designed to help keep the young minds in your household occupied and stimulate their natural curiosity.
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Philosophical Ideas Learning Pack (8+)

Philosophy, meaning ‘love of wisdom’, is a vital discipline for understanding the world. Inspired by our book Big Ideas for Curious Minds, this learning pack is designed to engage children with some important philosophical ideas, developing their critical thinking skills and encouraging their growth as independent thinkers.
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Emotional Literacy Learning Pack (6+)

Children can often struggle to put their feelings into words. Inspired by our book An Emotional Menagerie, this learning pack is designed to increase emotional literacy, helping children to recognise and manage their emotions and understand the role they play in human behaviour.
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Art As Therapy Learning Pack (8+)

Art isn’t just nice to look at; it’s a form of therapy. Inspired by our book What Adults Don’t Understand About Art, this activity sheet is designed to introduce children to the therapeutic value of art and how it can help us become more imaginative, creative and empathetic.
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Relationships Skills Learning Pack (8+)

So much of children’s happiness and success is dependent on how well they relate to others. Inspired by our book Happy, Healthy Minds, this learning pack is designed to help children think about their relationships, both positive and negative, and develop their empathetic and interpersonal skills.
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Big Ideas From History: Notes for Educators

These discussion points and activities follow the chapters of the book. They can be used alongside a reading in the classroom or at home. The material links to various parts of a broad curriculum. The segments can be used in sequence or as stand-alone projects.
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Teaching Resources for Self-Discovery

These exercises use a child’s love of discovery and exploration as a springboard to take them on an adventure – not of mountains or wild wildernesses but of their mind. In this journal of self-discovery, through a series of creative prompts, children are encouraged to explore their mind, moods, emotions, imagination, conscience and much more.
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