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Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book

Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book

Karen Treisman


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Even though Gilly the Giraffe has many wonderful things in her life, she sometimes lacks confidence. Why does she have to stand out so much with her long neck, her long black tongue and her mosaic patches? Why do some of the other animals point and laugh at her? Can it be possible to be different and to be cool?

This activity book developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Gilly the Giraffe to help start conversations, which is followed by a wealth of creative activities for children to explore and build upon some of the ideas raised in the story, and beyond!

The activities are accompanied by extensive advice and practical strategies for parents, carers and professionals on how to help children aged 5-10 boost their self-esteem and confidence.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story with Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10 by Dr. Karen Treisman, illustrated by Sarah Peacock 3
About this workbook 8
The Story of Gilly the Giraffe 11
Activities 37
Introduction to the activities 37
What is next? 37
Fun Activities and Crafts with Gilly 39
Activities and Exercises for Strengthening My Self-Esteem, Confidence, Positive Thinking, and Self-Belief 57
Guide for Adults 109
Introduction 109
The structure of the book 110
Why are positive self-esteem and confidence so important and protective? 111
What is low self-esteem? 112
Why might children struggle with low self-esteem? 114
How negative self-esteem can develop and be maintained 115
Supporting and strengthening self-esteem and confidence 118
Finding it difficult and/or uncomfortable hearing and receiving praise and positive feedback 120
Practical strategies, tips, and ways of being for building self-esteem and a positive sense of self 123
Some suggestions for turning a wide goal into something more achievable 129
Obstacles/barriers 130
Guidance on how to use these questions 131
Important tips for all strategies – exhaling, expanding, enriching, and embedding 132
Noticing, celebrating, praising, and expanding on the child’s positive skills, strengths, talents, qualities, and attributes 132
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