Words and Your Heart
Written to help children understand the power of their words.
“Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things.
They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally into you.” Maya Angelou
The schools' resource is an unfolding project. There is a beautiful way of thinking in Japan, whereby ideas emerge as seedlings and are then nurtured and allowed to grow into shape. The schools' resource is a growing project. It began as a series of workshops with primary school children on the power of words. The workshops had such a positive impact on children that I was approached by a Multi-Academy Trust in the UK to write down the content with English Literacy Lead, Danielle Towe. We worked together creating the first few cultures, cross-referencing the PHSE/SEL learning with creative disciplines. The work kept growing and has become the seven-culture resource that is currently available. Another 5 cultures are in development, including an emotional literacy program, that centers around developing empathy and emotional literacy.
The resource is great to use with children ages 7-11 and there is so much more coming. These are exciting days!