The Dot - by Peter Reynolds



Building Resilience (Growth Mindset)

6 min story

Recommended ages: 4 - 8 years



Circle time ideas to help build a growth mindset


Go around the circle telling everyone something that you found hard today (or this week) 


What can't you do...'YET'?  How do you think you can build up to being able to do it?


Help children understand that the brain works like a muscle, that can only grow through hard work, determination, and lots and lots of practice.


Let children know when they demonstrate a growth mindset


Celebrate mistakes - ask children to share a big mistake they have made recently and then talk about how to do it differently next time or what they learnt from it