Motivated Minds 7 key areas
Good communication skills provide children with the expertise to communicate effectively, which encourages positive social skills. If children are able to communicate verbally then they are more likely to perform better in education, thus helping to secure a successful future.
Children who can understand and manage their feelings, stay calm and enjoy their experiences, are more likely to develop a positive sense of self and be confident and curious learners.
Resilience doesn’t just mean getting back to normal after facing a difficult situation. It means learning from the process in order to become stronger and better at tackling the next challenge.
Learning from setbacks can empower children with learning and attention issues. It can also help them develop new strategies and tools for solving problems.
How children eat today will have a striking impact on their health throughout adolescence and adulthood. Consuming nutritious foods helps children and teens grow, develop, do well academically and feel good about themselves.
Educating children on good hygiene is the best way to avoid the spread of infection and disorders and not just for childhood complaints; teaching the principles of correct hygiene at an early age can help keep individuals healthy in later life.
Fitness and the body
A physically active child is a healthy child.
Physical activity strengthens a child’s muscles and bones, prevents excessive weight gain, and reduces the risk of diabetes and other conditions.
However, physical activity is also beneficial to the mental health of a child. Experts say physical activity allows children to have a better outlook on life by building confidence, managing anxiety and depression, and increasing self-esteem and cognitive skills. “Exercise also releases endorphins, which correlates to a happy child,” - Len Saunders
Learning about plant growth, recycling, and conserving resources in a fun way will ensure children have the knowledge to make a difference in protecting the planet.
"Bringing nature into the classroom can kindle a fascination and passion for the diversity of life on earth and can motivate a sense of responsibility to safeguard it."- Sir David Attenborough
One of the most important aspects of school-life for children is developing friendships and positive relationships with their peers. Like adults, children cannot be expected to be friends with everyone they have to work with but are likely to feel much happier at school if they can develop some strong, lasting friendships and are able to cooperate with their peer group.