Happiness and wellbeing

Did you know that reading and writing can be beneficial to your child’s wellbeing, and help them have a happy and healthy outlook on life?

National Literacy Trust research shows that children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental wellbeing than children who don’t enjoy reading.

Take a look at our book list full of titles designed to help your children’s wellbeing and feel peaceful, happy and relaxed. There’s also a chance to win a selection of brilliant books.

Plus, see our top tips on how literacy can help your child’s wellbeing, download calming colouring sheets, find out how to create a calm down glitter jar with your child and encourage your child to note down their thoughts and feelings in our worry journal.

Book list
Book list
Books can help your child feel happier and more confident
Wellbeing book giveaway
Wellbeing book giveaway
Win books to help your child feel zen with our mega mindfulness book giveaway
Top tips for parents
Top tips for parents
Tips for parents on using reading and writing to improve children’s wellbeing


Make your own 'calm down' glitter jar
Make your own 'calm down' glitter jar
Glitter jars are a fun project and a good way to help your child relax
Mindfulness colouring sheets
Mindfulness colouring sheets
Help your child focus on the present with this mindfulness colouring sheet
Worry journal
Worry journal
Encourage your child to write down their anxieties and fears

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