RainbowSmart: Helping with Feelings and Emotions

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Mental health in the UK is at an epidemic level, particularly within children. The shocking fact of the matter is that one in six children aged 5-16 are likely to have a mental health problem.

During Mental Health Week, we must ask ourselves some tough questions. What more we can do to help children with their mental health? Well, RainbowSmart could certainly become a positive first step toward this goal of bettering mental health and wellbeing.

Within the app, you’ll find storybooks in read-to-me or animated format, as well as mindfulness videos and vocabulary flashcards. Best of all, you can download the app today and have full access to the RainbowSmart content for seven days completely free!

It is, however, so important that we allow the conversation to continue beyond this week, and that we never take mental health and wellbeing for granted. It must be at the forefront of anything we do in the education sector.

Our Feelings & Emotions package contains six physical storybooks to help children understand and deal with their emotions, building a solid foundation for their longer-term development.

So, which six stories are included within this bundle? And how can you access them?

1. Pink is Feeling Sad

Sometimes our emotions can weigh heavily on us. For children, understanding the reasons why they are unhappy can make things seem even more hopeless. But with ‘Pink is Feeling Sad’, children are reminded that sadness is a normal part of life, and it doesn’t last forever.

2. Orange Feels Worried

As the title suggests, this story deals with anxiety in children, which has undoubtedly been exacerbated by the pandemic. Orange wakes up feeling worried and struggles to understand why, until the story reveals that her worry stems from her toy being underneath her bed. The story reminds children that worrying is perfectly natural, and our worries can almost always be resolved.

3. Rainbow Feels Angry

Anger often stems from stress and can be the most difficult part to handle. With this story, in which Rainbow becomes angered by their friend Purple constantly winning a game, RainbowSmart demonstrates that controlling anger is possible with the right mental tools and emotional support.

4. Purple Watches the News

A child’s first exposure to the news can be difficult to comprehend for them and explaining situations like those in war-torn or poverty-stricken countries is a sizeable challenge. But reminding children that the world can also be a beautiful place makes such a difference to their way in perceiving things.

5. Purple's Pet Bird

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly the toughest thing any of us go through in life, and unfortunately, this does not discriminate when it comes to young children. In this story, Purple is devastated to lose her pet bird Rico, but in creating a memory box with her father, she can think about the joy Rico gave her in his brief time with her.

6. Pink Misses Mummy

Separation anxiety can be one of the most difficult obstacles for children to overcome, even more so considering a pandemic in which many children will have spent more time with parents/carers. As we deal with the aftermath of this pandemic, this story teaches children that there is so much value in relationships beyond their immediate family.

The RainbowSmart Books

Available at £4 a book (FREE delivery)

Purchase any 6 books for £20 (plus £2.99 P&P) – that’s one book completely free!

All 40 RainbowSmart books available for £90 (plus £6.99 P&P) – a £50 saving!

Simply email for more information, or to submit an order today!

For Kindle Unlimited Members

A Kindle Unlimited membership will allow you access to all 40 books free of charge!

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As mentioned above, RainbowSmart is available to download now, with all 40 storybooks available with a subscription.

Download the app today and receive seven days full access completely free of charge.

If you want to keep the journey going beyond the seven days, then a full subscription is just 99p a week!

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