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Nurture Emotional Growth with the Kids' Mindfulness Journal Collection

Unlock the Magic of Gratitude and Mindfulness

This exceptional collection of mindfulness journals for children offers a transformative journey to emotional intelligence and mindful living. Designed for young explorers aged 5-12, these journals instill the power of gratitude, mindfulness, and creativity. Watch as your child blossoms, learning to strengthen focus and attention in a positive and engaging way.

Embark on a Daily Adventure of Self-Discovery

Each journal in this captivating collection features carefully crafted daily prompts, urging children to delve into the world of self-reflection. Paired with inspiring quotes and enchanting illustrations, these prompts help develop a habit-forming routine that sparks personal growth. Give your little one the gift of consistent self-awareness and introspection with this delightful selection.

A Robust and Portable Companion for Growing Minds

Built to withstand the rigors of young adventurers, these journals boast a durable hardcover binding and high-quality paper. The compact size makes them the perfect portable companion, ready to accompany your child wherever their curiosity takes them. With our Kids' Mindfulness Journal Collection, foster a lifelong love for personal growth and mindful living.

Intelligent Change journals are specifically designed for kids to teach them gratitude, mindfulness, and positive thinking. Here are some key reasons why their journals are ideal for children:

Promotes Gratitude and Positivity

  • The Five Minute Journal for Kids guides children through prompts to focus on what they are grateful for, what will make the day great, daily affirmations, amazing things that happened, and what they learned.
  • This practice of cultivating gratitude and reflecting on positives fosters optimism, resilience, and better mental health.

Introduces Mindfulness

  • The journal prompts encourage mindfulness by having kids pay attention to their thoughts, emotions, and daily experiences.
  • Practicing mindfulness helps kids manage stress, improve focus, and build emotional intelligence.

Easy 5-Minute Daily Routine

  • With quick guided prompts, the journal is designed for just 5 minutes each morning and evening.
  • This makes it simple to turn gratitude and self-reflection into a consistent habit.

Kid-Friendly Design

  • The journals feature colorful illustrations, word games, challenges, and vocabulary words.
  • This engaging format makes journaling fun and natural for kids.

High-Quality & Sustainable

  • The journals are printed on FSC certified paper and bound in natural fabric.
  • Intelligent Change uses recycled materials and plastic-free production for sustainability.

Undated Format

  • The undated journals last for 6 months of daily entries so kids can start anytime.
  • This flexibility allows the journals to fit seamlessly into different schedules.

Journaling can significantly contribute to children's emotional development in various ways. Here are some key benefits of journaling for children:

  1. Improves self-expression and emotional regulation: Journaling allows children to express their thoughts and feelings, helping them process emotions and develop self-awareness. This practice can be particularly helpful for children who have difficulty verbalizing their emotions.
  2. Promotes self-reflection and understanding: Writing about their experiences and emotions helps children make sense of their feelings and life events1. This self-reflection can lead to a deeper understanding of themselves and their emotions.
  3. Enhances communication and writing skills: Journaling can improve children's communication and writing skills, as they practice articulating their thoughts and emotions through writing.
  4. Supports emotional resilience: Expressive writing can help children process and reflect on difficult emotions, learn from past experiences, and build resilience toward future challenges.
  5. Fosters emotional intelligence: Journaling can help children develop emotional intelligence by encouraging them to recognize, differentiate, and adaptively regulate their emotions.

Incorporating journaling into children's daily routines can be a valuable tool for promoting emotional development and well-being. Parents and educators can encourage children to journal by providing prompts, offering various journaling formats (e.g., art journals, gratitude journals), and creating a safe, non-judgmental space for self-expression.

There is no definitive "right" age for kids to start journaling, as every child's development and interests are different. However, many experts recommend introducing journaling between the ages of 7-10 for several reasons:

Age 7-10 Tends to Be Ideal for Starting Journaling

  • Fine motor skills needed for writing are typically developed by ages 7-8.
  • Attention spans grow longer during this time, allowing for more focused journaling.
  • Reading and writing skills are more established, making independent journaling easier.
  • Abstract thinking and introspection increase, enabling deeper self-expression.
  • Kids at this age often enjoy collecting keepsakes and recording experiences.
  • Journaling teaches literacy skills that align with Common Core standards by this age.

However, some children may show interest and be ready to start simple journaling earlier, as young as 5 or 6. Let the child's abilities and enthusiasm guide you.

Start with drawing pictures or dictating entries.Older kids can also begin journaling if they haven't tried it before. Provide extra guidance in expressing emotions and prompts to get started. Make it fun by allowing creativity.

The key is to initiate journaling when the child demonstrates interest, responsibility, and the focus to sustain the habit. Let their developmental stage and individual pace determine readiness. Be flexible and keep it engaging.

Choose an age-appropriate journal

  • For young kids ages 5-7, pick a journal with fun pictures or graphics. A blank page can be intimidating.
  • For older kids, select a journal with lined pages to practice handwriting.
  • Consider their interests - journal themes like sports, nature, or animals can spark enthusiasm.

Explain the benefits

  • Share how journaling can help them express feelings, be creative, and record memories.
  • Emphasize it's private and just for them. You won't read it without permission.

Start small

  • Initiate with 5 minutes of journaling 2-3 times a week.
  • Begin by drawing pictures or writing just a sentence or two.
  • Slowly increase journaling time as their interest and stamina grows.

Make prompts

  • Tape prompts like "Today I felt..." or "My favorite part of today was..." inside the journal.
  • Verbalize prompts to young kids and write down their dictation.
  • Ask questions for older kids to spark writing.

Be patient

  • Don't expect perfect spelling or grammar. The goal is expressing themselves.
  • If they resist, try again in a few weeks. Allow them to decorate pages.
  • Offer to journal together. They can see it's not just for school.

The key is making journaling fun, freeing, and focused on their self-expression, not mechanics. Meet them at their developmental level and let their interest guide you.

A journal for kids can be flexible based on their age, but some beneficial elements to include are:

  • Feelings and thoughts: Prompts that allow kids to express their emotions, opinions, worries, highlights of the day etc. This helps emotional development.
  • Creativity: Blank pages for drawing, doodling, making collages, and anything else that sparks their imagination. This encourages self-expression.
  • Gratitude: Space to write down things they are thankful for and positive experiences. This teaches appreciation.
  • Goals: A section to identify hopes, dreams, and plans for the future. This promotes self-reflection.
  • Daily activities: Room to document their schedule, fun events, new learning, etc. This helps recollection.
  • Affirmations: Pages with positive phrases and motivating words. This builds confidence.
  • Open self-expression: Blank pages for writing poems, stories, songs or anything else they want. This allows creativity.

The journal should make it easy and exciting for kids to record their inner thoughts and outer experiences. Allowing both structure through prompts and open space for unguided writing provides a balanced approach. The key is keeping it simple, flexible and focused on their self-expression.

Feelings and Emotions

  1. Describe a time when you felt really happy. What happened?
  2. Write about a situation that made you feel angry. How did you handle it?
  3. What is something that scares you? Why does it scare you?
  4. Describe a time when you felt proud of yourself. What did you do?

Gratitude

  1. List three things you are grateful for today.
  2. Write about someone you appreciate and why.
  3. Describe a place that makes you feel happy and grateful.

Self-Reflection and Self-Esteem

  1. What is your greatest talent?
  2. Write about a time when you received a compliment. How did it make you feel?
  3. Describe a challenge you faced and how you overcame it.

Imagination and Creativity

  1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  2. Write a story about discovering a secret door in your school. What's behind the door?
  3. Imagine you are an astronaut exploring a new planet. Describe your adventure.

Gratitude Journal Prompts

  1. What is the best thing that happened to you today?
  2. Who is your favorite person and why?
  3. What is your favorite thing about your family?

Social-Emotional Learning

  1. Describe a time when you helped someone. How did it make you feel?
  2. Write about a situation where you had to make a difficult decision. What did you choose and why?
  3. How do you handle stress or difficult emotions?

Daily Journal Prompts

  1. Write down three things you love about yourself.
  2. What is something that you're excited about?
  3. What is one thing about today that surprised you?

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The 6 Month Money-back Promise is a guarantee that if you don't feel the Intelligent Change tools have positively impacted your life, you can return the products for a full refund.

The treasure in this collection is USA only. But we have plenty of treasure to ship round the world.

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Order Processing: 1-4 days

Shipping: 2-5 business days

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Separate shipments: Items in the same order may arrive in separate packages for safety and quality assurance.

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We gladly accept returns and exchanges on our in-house treasure that ships worldwide, but our USA only suppliers do not offer refunds, so we can't offer refunds on their pieces either.

We also don't offer returns, refunds or exchanges on discounted / sale items unless they arrived damaged or faulty.

And we can't pay for return shipping for changes of heart. If we did we'd have to raise our prices, and we're all about artisan treasure at fair prices, fair trade and fair profit.

Learn more about our step-by-step returns process.Check product pages for returns eligibility

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We gladly accept returns and exchanges on our in-house treasure that ships worldwide, but our USA only suppliers do not offer refunds, so we can't offer refunds on their pieces either.

We also don't offer returns, refunds or exchanges on discounted / sale items unless they arrived damaged or faulty.

And we can't pay for return shipping for changes of heart. If we did we'd have to raise our prices, and we're all about artisan treasure at fair prices, fair trade and fair profit.

Learn more about our step-by-step returns process.