We have been using the brilliant ‘Trick Box’ programme in school. It is a great programme designed to support children’s personal development and resilience and is most effective when used at home as well as school.
The packs of cards are designed so that children have their own set at home and gradually learn all the different tricks as they progress through the school. The cards are really accessible, bright and a good quality, contained in a plastic box.
There are 24 tricks and cards, sorted in to four key areas: building confidence and self-esteem (yellow cards), reducing anxiety and managing stress responses (red cards), developing assertive behaviour and effective communication (blue cards) and creating and achieving personal goals (green).