Did you know that telling jokes is linked to higher intelligence, creativity, sociability, empathy, and self-esteem in kids? To celebrate National Tell a Joke Day this Sunday, it’s a good time to practice. Download our just-right joke telling tips, four of our favorite jokes, a joke for your kid to illustrate, and a worksheet to track reactions here.
We’re excited to share something we’ve been working on for well over a year. When we started the process (pre-pandemic), it felt important — but now, as kids are feeling stress like never before, we can’t wait to get it into little hands.
Be: My Mindfulness Journal teaches kids (ages 6-12) the brain science behind finding calm, and how to feel feelings without letting them take over, so they can handle challenges and build resilience.
Designed to support social emotional learning and to make practicing mindfulness fun, it’s full of activities and creative thought-starters — like making a mantra, breathing exercises, sending secret wishes, Connection Cards that encourage unplugged conversations, and a zen-out-while-you-color-in poster.
Be is available for pre-sale now, and will be released in November.
Download our our (free) Wee Greetings to get your kiddos corresponding the old-fashioned way. Four different designs cover almost any occasion, with plenty of space for writing and drawing.
By request, we're releasing a few new Zoom backgrounds today.
To add a background to your next video chat, right-click on the images below to save them to your device. Then follow Zoom's directions on how to add the background to your next chat. Find the whole collection here.
Miss you so much
Never ever ever on mute
Who’s doing more reading while staying in? These bookmarks from Yay! My Celebration Journal make for a fun family activity. You can download the instructions right here.
AIGA (the professional organization for design) recognized Write On: My Story Journal among the year's best book cover designs, in its 50 Books / 50 Covers competition. Hooray to our design partner, Office.
When our kids attended a virtual birthday party for a buddy last week, we found ourselves looking for just the right background. That led to a new Wee Society collection especially for Zoom-ing -- free for download. (The backgrounds are sized for Zoom but will work on any video conferencing platform.)
We’re most excited about backgrounds created especially to thank our hard-working teachers -- just in time for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4 - 8).
To add a background to your next video chat, right-click on the images below to save them to your device. Then follow Zoom's directions on how to add the background to your next chat.
Hedgehog Here's a joke to tell when you use this background, "What animal won't share the shrubbery? A hedgehog."
I <3 my Teachers
Looking for creative ways to keep kids connected with their buddies? It’s extra-fun to send messages in top secret code. Kids can create their own codes, or learn and use Morse Code — today is officially Morse Code Day! To make it easy, we’ve adapted pages from our Write On and Yay! journals as free downloads you can get here.