THE STORY OF FERDINAND

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THE STORY OF FERDINAND

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Year 4 to 6

Self-acceptance

Self-acceptance is the awareness of and satisfaction with one's strengths and weaknesses, the non-judgemental realistic assessment of one's talents, capabilities, and general worth. When we're self-accepting, we're able to embrace all facets of ourselves—not just the positive, more "esteem-able" parts including body acceptance and understanding our own ‘unique-worth”. Building self-acceptance is critical to wellbeing and mental health. Benefits of self-acceptance include increased positive emotions, sense of freedom, self-worth, autonomy, and self-esteem. Strong self-acceptance also decreases fear of failure, and self-critique, depressive symptoms and an overwhelming need for approval. The activities sourced and designed provide opportunities for children and students to explore and practice self‐acceptance. Learning to be more attentive to the thoughts and beliefs (especially judgments) will support positive relationships.

The Story Of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf's is a book about a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights and is happy to embrace his differences. Ferdinand is caught between staying true to his nature and living up to others' expectations and stereotypes. The book provides momentum for discussions about conformity and individualism and self-acceptance. Students can explore their uniqueness whilst acknowledging other’s diversities.

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Year 4 to 6

Location : US