The machine of smiles to generate positive thinking in children
We all have clear that positive thoughts are like a motor within learning . They reinforce the self-esteem, invite to dream, increase the illusions and enhance the skills of each one. Well, and how to promote all this in children? Through the game! The psychologist Celia Rodríguez has devised a fant
We all have clear that positive thoughts are like a motor within learning. They reinforce the self-esteem, invite to dream, increase the illusions and enhance the skills of each one. Well, and how to promote all this in children? Through the game!
The psychologist Celia Rodríguez has devised a fantastic game in this regard: the machine of smiles to generate positive thinking in children. The little ones will find it very fun and in the long run they will be benefiting and taking care without knowing their emotional and physical health. Never underestimate the power of a smile!
How to play the smile machine to generate positive thinking in children
The game is very simple, and you do not need many materials. All are also easy to get, since this game is made with recycled materials. Write down everything you need:
- A box
- Paper or cardboard
- Ballpoint pen or colored markers
I nstructions of the game:1. First we must
explain to the children what they should write on the paper or cardboard. We invite you to think about all the things that make you smile throughout the day, even in the saddest days. 2. Then, once you have thought about all this, you have to
write down your list of things that make them smile, using the colors they want. You can point to 'a hug' with a bright red color, or draw a star if it is something that makes you smile. No 3. There is no time, but if you notice that you are not able to recognize things that make you smile, you can help with an example
. You can say, 'Does not your brother make you smile when he gets home?' And when you discover that you have your favorite snack today? ... 4. When you have your list of things that make you smile,you should keep the paper in a box
.But this box is special.To make it a smiles factory, you must decorate it 5.Decorate your box with your child Usa Use markers and paper if necessary.Let your imagination do the rest. Yes, you should have a very clear sign where you read: 'Smile machine'.
6. Once your child has the smile machine, you should explain the following: Your smile machine should be in a room in your roomEvery day you should smile at least three times, and if you do not, you should go to your smiles machine to read your list and generate more smiles.
7. Every time your son smiles at something that was not in the list, you should open your smiles machine and write it down in the list Así. So, your list of c Dars that make you smile, will grow and grow without end. This game has no age limit. They can play from the smallest (from about 4 years old) to the oldest (including grandparents). When more participants are involved in the game, much more fun and enriching.
What goals are achieved with the game of the machine of smiles Children, like the elderly,have better days and worse
, days when everything seems to go well and others yet more 'sad'. To face that feeling of sadness, nothing like positive thinking. Therefore, the smile machine can be very useful. This fun game looks for very specific objectives. Among them:
Teach children to identify those things that make them feel really good. Sometimes, especially among the youngest children, they fail to recognize their emotions correctly, and end up giving more importance to negative emotions, as they affect them much more. With this game, you will learn to also recognize your positive emotions and give them the importance they deserve.-
Empower positive thoughts in the face of negative ones. Although it is easier to fall into defeatist thinking when things do not go well, there is the strength of positive thinking to turn it around. There are two ways to face a defeat: surrender or try again. Positive thinking makes you never give up. -
Thank all the good things that happen throughout the day. Gratitude is an essential value in children (and the elderly). Power since childhood that feeling of gratitude for all the good that you experience over the course of a day.