What Is The Magic Sunglasses
The Magic Sunglasses is a practical, fun & interactive programme of storybooks and workshops, to increase real practical self esteem in children of ages 8 - 12.
This programme teaches children how to focus on all their natural gifts and talents as a real feel good factor, developing real self esteem and so feel an ongoing power to achieve and live happy successful lives.
Why the Magic Sunglasses?
A metaphor to explain being able to “see inside yourself” – through your very own Magic Sunglasses to see the real Magic of how great you really are – all those wonderful natural gifts and talents – just waiting to be used!
How does it work?
- A story book (link) introduces the concept of discovering and using your inner strength
- The workshops (link) show children how to put this into practice in everyday life
- Related competitions, events and an Action series will feature later in the programme
How The Magic Sunglasses programme helps parents help their children increase their self esteem
- Presenting the concept in story form is proven easier for children to accept
- Allows for the individuality of each child but also includes diversity –
- It promotes self respect and validation but also respect for others – we are all different and all of equal value in different ways
- It promotes discussion of many aspects of personal, social and emotional development
- Helps children develop a more comprehensive and useful idea of their identity - who they are, and so their potential to achieve
- Increasing self esteem, helps provide a solid base for happier more confident teenage years and dealing with social problems of bullying, drugs, pregnancy and crime
- Can provide a real support when children move from Junior to senior school
- Can help provide additional support and stability if parents split up – children need to at least feel good about who they are
- Supports and facilitates what teachers and parents are working to achieve with children in their care –Providing an effective channel of communication between them
- Helps increase self esteem naturally and comfortably – do it at your own pace
- The programme is flexible and can be adapted to suit most needs
- *With the Magic Sunglasses programme anybody can not only have fun but **find themselves ‘The Real Me’