The Positive Planner: The Positive Doodle Diary. The newest member of the Positive Planner Family! And this time it’s all about the KIDS!
The Positive Doodle Diary is a mindful gratitude journal designed to empower children with confidence through creativity.
The Positive Doodle Diary is made all about encouraging creativity, self-expression and mindfulness through daily doodling and simple journaling. It’s packed full of different activities that will lead the little people in your life to explore themes of confidence, resilience, kindness and even self-care!
Depending on age, children can work with The Positive Doodle Diary either alone or together with an adult. We feel the book is ideal for kids aged 5 to 10 years old.
The Positive Doodle Diary was created to bring more colour, positivity and self-care into a child’s life and this positivity starts right from the first moment they set eyes on it. The Doodle has a brilliant yellow cover and is embossed all over with the colourful Doodle Weather Mood symbols.
You’ll find the Doodle is slightly bigger than our other books. This means there’s not only tonnes more room for doodling and journaling, but that it’s also easier for the little people in our lives to get hold of it.
As with all the Positive Family of books, the Doodle is hard-backed and comes with its own ribbon bookmark so the owner always knows exactly where to start each day.
What you’ll find inside:
- Daily Dear Diary pages with space to write about how they feel, reflect on what to remember about their day as well as sections for self-care and gratitude.
- Daily Doodle Diary pages with space for free doodling.
- Daily positive affirmations for mindful colouring along with related exercises for self-care and positivity.
- Gentle breathwork and yoga exercises designed especially for children.
- A ‘how to use this book’ section for children.
- A chapter for adults including messages from our expert collaborators and also the science behind the Doodle Diary.
How to use The Positive Doodle Diary
The key to The Positive Doodle Diary is for a child to explore and use it at their own pace. The Doodle is not homework and shouldn’t be about pressure.
The Doodle is designed as a diary to be used every day and in total there are pages for 45 days. It is undated so a child can dip in and out as they wish – not every activity has to be done every day. The most important thing is that a child wants to do this, not has to.
The Doodle is perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. Older children can use the diary on their own if they want to, but younger ones will need guidance. We all learn through modelling behaviour and we’ve had wonderful feedback from parents and carers who have been working together with their children in family journaling sessions. Adults using one of The Positive Family – The Positive Planner, Positive Wellness Journal or Positive Bullet Diary – and children working on their Doodle. This all helps facilitate a conversation around looking after ourselves as a unit – something that really makes our hearts sing!
Gifting a Positive Doodle Diary?
Do you know a little person who could do with some more positivity in their life? The Positive Doodle Diary makes the perfect gift for anyone who does and that could even include you – we know a fair few adults who have been eyeing the Doodle for themselves!
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What’s our why? What makes us do what we do? Well, it’s our mission in life to empower as many people as we can to make their mental health a priority. How are we doing this? By creating beautiful, inspiring and informative planners, journals, artworks and workshops that are designed to support mental health and wellbeing, promote daily positivity, encourage self-care and practice gratitude.
To put it in a nutshell: We want everything we do to bring support and joy into your every day.
Our own personal experiences have shown us how lonely and incredibly scary it can feel to go through periods of low mental health. Those times when it feels impossible to help yourself and even harder to find the words to ask for support.
Those times are the reason we’re here. The reason we created our original book The Positive Planner.
We both used writing and creative self-care techniques in our own recoveries and were blown away by how they helped us. These may seem very simple practices, but they never cease to amaze us in how helpful and nourishing they can be. This experience along with the fact that we’re both stationery lovers (hmm, slight understatement there!), meant there was only one way to go. A range of stylish self-care stationery that people would fall in love with and feel passionate about using!
Proud doesn’t begin to describe how we feel about our products and the strong ethos behind them. We know that looking after our mental health should be a daily priority, not just something we run to when we hit a crisis. We believe our range is perfect not only for those feeling overwhelmed but for absolutely anyone interested in bringing more self-care and positivity into their lives.