How we feel in everyday moments contributes to our overall emotional well-being. It is important to regularly practice simple strategies that can change how we feel in the moment.

Doing just a little on a regular basis can make it easier to experience lifts in emotion, feelings, or moods: meaning feeling your best self.

When children learn strategies to help them feel their best self, the strategies that they find most useful can assist them throughout their lives.

This is why we created the Feel Your Best Self toolkit, designed for children ages 3 through 12, to teach strategies that promote emotional well-being.

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FEEL YOUR BEST SELF TOOLKIT

We are excited that you've chosen to explore our toolkit
featuring 12 simple strategies to strengthen
emotional well-being!

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Looking to make the most out of the Belly Breathing video? We offer facilitator steps, a strategy card, and a journal reflection sheet on our website! 🔗 in bio

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Watch Nico learn a new strategy from CJ to help cope with heavy feelings - Belly Breathing! Check out the video at the 🔗 in our bio! #FYBS #emotions #wellbeing #puppetry

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We're so excited for you to get to know Nico, CJ, and Mena in our NEW introductory video, Feel Your Best Self! You'll also learn about the types of feelings that go along with stormy, medium, and sunny clouds. Check it out at the 🔗 in our bio! #FYBS #emotions #wellbeing #puppetry

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New content dropping next week! In the meantime, check out the music video for the Feel Your Best Self theme song - we’re biased, but we can’t help but dance along! @ethanhanzlik @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Meet CJ! Seven-year-old CJ has a lot of anxiety. CJ gets very nervous very easily and doesn’t enjoy trying new things, it’s scary. For CJ, even the smallest mishap is a big deal. However, once friends help them work through big feelings, CJ is eager to take more risks.

Learn more about CJ and other friends when Feel Your Best Self videos are released this summer! More information available at the link in our bio.

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Meet Mena! Nine-year-old Mena loves basketball and has a good grasp on her emotions. Out of the three friends, Mena is the oldest and often serves as a role model or teacher and is very smart, loving, and compassionate.

Learn more about Mena and other friends when Feel Your Best Self videos are released this summer! More information available at the link in our bio.

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Meet Nico! Nico is 6…and a half! Nico is driven by excitement and loves to be creative and play with friends. Nico sometimes has trouble when things don’t go according to plan. Nico has some helpful strategies to use in those situations, and is always ready to learn more from friends Mena and CJ. Learn more about Nico and other friends when Feel Your Best Self videos are released this summer! More information at link in bio. @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Nico is on the lookout for new Feel Your Best Self toolkit materials coming soon! #FYBS #emotions #wellbeing #puppetry @ballardinstitute @uconnneag @uconnsfa ...

Check out the link in our bio to learn more about how Feel Your Best Self came to be! ...

Another behind the scenes shot in the studio at Media Arts Center in Hamden, CT! ...

A sneak peek behind the scenes of the production of our Feel Your Best Self videos - coming soon!
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Keep an eye out for new content on Monday 👀. In the meantime, check out our music video featuring @ethanhanzlik - we're biased, but we can't help but dance along! #FYBS #emotions #wellbeing #puppetry

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