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Thanks: Learning to appreciate. Gratitude for children. Luciana Reis

Thanks: Learning to appreciate. Gratitude for children.

Luciana Reis

Published March 19th 2013
ISBN : 9788494117619
Paperback
44 pages
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 About the Book 

Thanks is a non-fiction book with 28 full-color illustrations, created for children aged between 3 and 10 years. The aim of this book is to awaken gratitude in children, inviting them to find something to be thankful for every day among the thingsMoreThanks is a non-fiction book with 28 full-color illustrations, created for children aged between 3 and 10 years. The aim of this book is to awaken gratitude in children, inviting them to find something to be thankful for every day among the things that surround them in their daily lives. How to use the book We suggest reading it at bedtime, as a little ritual before sleep, closing the days activities. Children who cant read without the help of a loved one will add the word Thanks to the description of each of the pictures. After a while, even if they cant read yet, theyll be able to read the book to themselves. For children who can read on their own, we suggest that, as well as understanding the picture on each page, they should think of other reasons for saying thank you, with the help of some of the suggested phrases. The aim is to add as many reasons to be grateful as can possibly be imagined. The book opens the door to a broader reflection Despite the simplicity of the texts, each phrase opens the door to a broader reflection, which may be performed in the company of a family member. The ultimate goal is to enrich childrens vision, expanding their perception and attitude to everything around them, enabling them to understand how things work in our lives and discover that everything has a beautiful side that deserves to be recognized and valued. Positive psychology and the benefits of gratitude Multiple studies have shown the correlation between gratitude and increased wellbeing. Much recent work has suggested that people who are more grateful have higher levels of wellbeing, are happier and feel more satisfied with their lives. Grateful people sleep better, and this seems to be because they have fewer negative thoughts just before going to sleep. Considering how beneficial gratitude is for people, we believe that the sooner we can introduce this beneficial habit to children the better, thus ensuring that their lives will be happier and less stressful.