Limited-Edition Collaboration between The Playful Psychologist x The Brave Space


Starting or returning to school can stir lots of big feelings in children. It’s not uncommon for them to feel excited, nervous, overwhelmed, uncertain or anxious, sometimes all at once! Further complicating things, COVID-19 & the disruptions it's caused to lives everywhere has meant many children have missed out on the preschool hours & opportunities they would otherwise have received in preparation for school.


In recognition of the huge leap that the transition to school demands of young children, The Playful Psychologist and The Brave Space have joined forces to create a very special, limited edition offering: The School Readiness Emotion Kit


Grounded in play therapy and positive psychology principles, each kit contains activities and items designed to reduce anxiety, build resilience and support emotional awareness and self-regulation skills. All have been extensively 'road tested' by both Emily and Jacquie in their work with children, and are supported by the research. 


Teachers everywhere agree; social-emotional readiness is one of the most important factors in readiness for school. The School Readiness Emotion Kits have been thoughtfully curated, following years of experience supporting children through challenging life transitions, to enhance emotional readiness for school.


PRE-ORDER your kit now for delivery in early December! 


Once it arrives, you'll have all you need to integrate simple, FUN activities and games into your regular routine that will support your child to develop the social-emotional skills they need to thrive at school. 


Each kit contains: 


  • A set of 8 emotion magnets 

  • An emotion dice 

  • A Brave Oil rollerball (select from either Unicorn Soar or Dinosaur Roar) 

  • A bottle of bubbles 

  • Instruction cards which show different ways to use these materials for different activities


Each kit is packed in a canvas tote and takes up minimal space, meaning it can be stored easily in the home, clinic space, or classroom. The items in this kit help with the development of:


Emotional Awareness: essentially being able to identify the emotions you're experiencing at any given time. To manage your emotions effectively, you first need to be as sure as possible of what you're feeling.


Emotional Understanding: Emotion understanding may be defined as the child's understanding of the nature, causes, and control/regulation of emotion, or as the way in which the child identifies, predicts, and explains emotion in him/herself and others


Emotional Expression: Emotional expression refers to how one conveys emotional experience through both verbal and nonverbal behaviour. Emotional expression should be distinguished from emotional experience in that it is possible to experience emotions without expressing them.


Emotional Regulation: Emotional regulation, sometimes called self-regulation, refers to the way we deal with big feelings like anger, excitement, frustration, anxiety or low mood. Regulation skills can be taught at home and at school. Some people need extra help from a professional like a psychologist.


Resilience: Resilience, especially when it comes to our children, has become a buzz concept in recent years, with good reason. Best understood as the ability to recover, or 'bounce back' from adversity and challenge, resilience has been linked to improved life outcomes across the life span. 

School Readiness Emotion Kit