A connection with others is a fundamental human need and decades of research shows childrenís early family connections have a lasting impact throughout their lives. Using appreciation and positive time spent time together, you can build strong connections that will benefit children well into adulthood.
Whether you're a parent, grandparent, carer or educator, Cards to Connect provide a simple and fun way for you to connect with the children in your life.
Aimed at children ages 3-8-years, these ebooks with print-at-home flash cards and activities can be used to say thank you, acknowledge their successes and to create more positive family time.
Bringing together the scientifically-proven benefits of both connection and appreciation, Cards To Connect resources help to:
Build positive connections.
Provide an opportunity to build children's confidence, reinforce their positive behaviour and to enhance self-esteem.
Create more enjoyable family time.
Improve discussion and sharing.
Allow everyone to finish each day on a positive note.
"Connect Cards are not just a fun tool to help parents focus on gratitude, appreciation, and effort. They also give parents an opportunity to pause and reflect on what they love and appreciate about their children, recognizing and encouraging who they are and who they are becoming. A great way to support parents as they foster a connected, positive relationship with their children!"- Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, LCSW, Co-author of The Whole-Brain Child, No-Drama Discipline, and The Yes Brain, www.TinaBryson.com
"Iíve always worried that too much of my parenting focused on the things that needed fixing, so when a friend told me about Cards to Connect I was thrilled there was now a way to focus on what the kids do right. Using the cards and the other resources with my kids I have been able to let them know I appreciate who they are."- Claire, Mother of two
Founder Liz and her family have had a lot of fun with the cards and her hope is that you and your children may also benefit from a greater connection through compliments, conversation and appreciation.
Simply purchase, download and print your set of cards. Choose the cards that best suit your child and connect with them today! For more information about Cards to Connect, visit the website here or follow on Facebook for updates.
Turanga Music is the perfect way to engage your kids in music, whether it be for the first time or as a booster to their instrumental learning for aural and music theory. Running every Saturday throughout September at Bull Creek Community Centre.