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FEEL YOUR BEST SELF (FYBS)

Helps elementary-aged kids learn strategies to calm themselves, catch their feelings, and connect with others.

The FYBS toolkit offers a fun way to complement existing classroom activities and strengthen family collaborations.

Why is FYBS needed?

How we feel in everyday moments is important to our overall emotional well-being.

Doing just a little practice using simple strategies, we can experience lifts in emotions, feelings, or moods.

Through FYBS, kids find strategies to help them feel their best self. Putting those strategies into practice gives them tools to carry through life.

How do you use FYBS?

Everyone can watch and discuss the video series!

The series follows three puppet kids - Nico, CJ, & Mena - as they navigate everyday issues and help each other work through big feelings.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO USE FYBS

We are excited that you've chosen to explore the FYBS toolkit!

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Want to learn more about the making of Feel Your Best Self? Watch our recent forum with @ballardinstitute, featuring Producer, Creative Director, and Scriptwriter, Sarah Nolen, and Original Story Creator, Character Designer, and Puppeteer, Yanniv Frank! http://ow.ly/YnP050LVJNW ...

All FYBS videos, strategy cards, and reflection sheets are now available in Spanish! Check them out at the ๐Ÿ”— in bio.

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Exciting news ๐ŸŽ‰Feel Your Best Self is an official nominee for Best Web/App Series Original at the 14th Annual Kidscreen Awards!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Weโ€™re sending 3 Friendly Wishes to our followers for a wonderful day surrounded by people you can Feel it Together with, and donโ€™t forget to Be a Kind Helper today! ...

We loved connecting with everyone at #CABECAPSS2022 yesterday! Co-Founders Sandy Chafouleas and Emily Wicks, and Implementation Coordinator Emily Iovino, tried on sock puppets with Dona Prindle from @eastconn_resc! ...

Come see us at #CABECAPSS2022 - weโ€™ll be screening our #FYBS videos all day! @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Are you looking to start tomorrow off on the right foot? Listen to the Feel Your Best Self Theme Song in the morning! Available at the link in bio

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Feel Your Best Self was featured on @npr's Morning Edition this morning! If you missed it, you can listen at the link in bio. ...

Interested in getting updates on new Feel Your Best Self materials and happenings? Join our mailing list at the link in bio! #FYBS ...

Today is the first day of World Kindness Week - set a goal to make one act of random kindness before the week is up! Check out our Be A Kind Helper and Feel It Together strategy videos for some inspiration. ๐Ÿ”— in bio!

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Thanks to NPR's Cory Turner for joining #FYBS at Natchaug School! And of course, thanks to principal Eben Jones and teachers Leticia Denoya and Ximena Marin for being Feel Your Best Self champions! Read the story at the ๐Ÿ”— in bio.

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Teaching and practicing the Feel Your Best Self strategies in different places can help kids use them when needed. Check out the Video Tip Sheets on our website for some quick and easy ways to make the most of the videos in any setting! ...

Are your students or kids big fans of our puppet characters? Try having them make their own puppet using our guide to puppet building! Available on our Facilitator Toolkit page at the link in bio!

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Feel Your Best Self is a great way to learn together! Families can use the videos, tip sheets, and strategy cards to talk about different feelings and try out ways to feel your best self. @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Look who stopped by to visit last week! CJ, Nico, and Mena hadn't seen Ethan since we filmed the video for the Feel Your Best Self theme song, and they were excited to be reunited. Check out the video on our YouTube! @ballardpuppetry @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Feel Your Best Self has been described as a fun and valuable resource by individual therapy providers, classroom teachers, and families. See what they mean by checking out the toolkit at the ๐Ÿ”— in bio!

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Help teach your kid the power of their body! The Feel Your Best Self toolkit includes strategies that can be used to help children self-soothe, understand their emotions, and feel their best selves! Available at our ๐Ÿ”— in bio!

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Even though it's spooky season, learning how to deal with different emotions doesn't have to be scary! Learn some fun ways to feel your best self using our toolkit, available at the ๐Ÿ”— in our bio! @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Looking to make the most out of the Feel Your Best Self toolkit? Our Facilitator Guide Overview offers ideas that can help you plan where, when, and how to use our toolkit and make it your own! ๐Ÿ”— in bio

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