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Create Your Own Happy

Written by Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill

Illustrated by Clare Forrest

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) Activity and Puzzle books

LoveReading View on Create Your Own Happy

We all want our kids to be happy, but media stories about rising levels of anxiety amongst young people are everywhere; it’s worrying. This book therefore should prove really useful to many. It looks and is very accessible, and is full of practical tips and activities that will help young people feel more content, confident and in control. The authors explain that happiness comes from making yourself happy, and teaches you how to achieve that, through exercises and simple challenges. It also emphasises the positive effects of making others happy, or of contributing to a better world. The tone is friendly throughout and there are lots of charts to complete, plus frequent notes explaining why the activities work. Easy and fun to use, it places the happiness ball firmly in readers’ hands.

Andrea Reece

Create Your Own Happy Synopsis

This illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem! Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book!

From speaking in front of your class to standing up for others; planting a seed bomb outdoors or making your own happy playlist, making a recycling monster to paying kindness forward, learn how to Create Your Own Happy!

For increasingly independent thinkers and proactive young people, this book gives them a handle on their own emotional wellbeing to best equip them with confidence for the everyday challenges of life and school. They'll learn about the inspiring and surprising science behind emotions along the way, carry out activities with family or independently, and most importantly, find smile-tastic ideas for expressing themselves!

You can find more Create Your Own Happy ideas, thoughts and activities here

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008301217
Publication date: 6th September 2018
Author: Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill
Illustrator: Clare Forrest
Publisher: Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Topics: Personal Social Health Economic , Puzzles / Activities

About Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill

Penny Alexander worked for seven years in secondary schools teaching Drama, Film, and as a Head of Media Studies, after which she became an education consultant. When she had her children, she became a full-time blogger and brand journalist. In 2013, Penny won a MAD blog award for her work for Comic Relief. The idea came from wanting to put our knowledge and skills from previous careers to good use and from feeling there was lots of info about how we create happiness for adults, but less for children. We were also a bit miserable after the Christmas ...

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