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Fun activities & ideas to
build your happiness skills
50 Ways to Feel Happy is an action-packed,
illustrated book which helps children build happiness skills and
develop helpful habits for their daily lives.
* 50 great activities and projects to do at home and in
* Promotes well-being, self-confidence,
resilience and emotional stability
* Based on the Ten Keys to Happier
Living and adapted for 7-11 year olds
* Free sample downloads available (see below)
"Beautifully illustrated book
simply bursting with practical and fun activities for children to
try. Parents will love engaging with the ideas too!" ~ Sir Anthony
Aimed at 7-11 year olds (Key Stage 2), this unique book helps
children explore what happiness really means and learn habits that
science shows makes a difference.
It's packed full of feel-good ideas to try with family, friends
and on your own, with each activity relating to one of the Ten Keys to Happier Living. Whether the reader
feels happy right now and wants to stay that way, or wants
practical ideas to feel happier, this book is for them.
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"Research demonstrates that a child's social and emotional
wellbeing is predictive of a range of positive life outcomes. Yet
childhood mental ill-health is rising and occurring earlier. The
good news is that children can learn habits and concepts that build
resilience and boost feeling happy. This book helps children
explore those ideas and build their skills in lots of fun and
creative ways" ~ Vanessa King
We have some fantastic 1-page downloads for five of our favourite actions from the book which we're making freely available for everyone to use and share:
"Happiness really is a skill children can learn that will last for life…and who doesn't want their children to be happy? Based on 10 Keys to Happier Living, 50 Ways to Feel Happy is beautifully illustrated book aimed at 7-11 year olds simply bursting with practical and fun activities for children to try. Parents will love engaging with the ideas too!" ~ Sir Anthony Seldon
Vanessa King is an expert in positive psychology, a board member at Action for Happiness and author of 10 Keys to Happier Living (Headline, 2016). She speaks internationally and translates the latest psychological research into practical action to help individuals, organisations and communities enhance their wellbeing and resilience.
Val Payne is a teacher and education consultant and Peter Harper is a consultant clinical psychologist. Both have enjoyed many years of experience working with children of all ages. They have developed a successful Keys to Happier Living Toolkit for primary schools.
Action for Happiness is a global social movement promoting proactive action to build psychological wellbeing, resilience and a kinder, more caring society. It is secular and has over 1 million followers on social media and more than 100,000 signed-up members www.actionforhappiness.org
Celeste Aires is an Argentinian-born illustrator who studied Animation Direction in Buenos Aires with a mid-century modern style that features geometric shapes and bright blocks of colour www.celesteaires.com
50 Ways to Feel Happy by Vanessa King, Val Payne and Peter Harper Fun activities and ideas to build your happiness skills Illustrated by: Celeste Aires
Publisher: QED Publishing
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