2020 was certainly a doozy. And while there was so much going on, I found it to be an incredible time for some deep reflection through journaling. Journaling has been a great way to ‘check-in’ with myself as I worked out all of the feelings (and there have been many!) during this intense time.
And the beauty of journaling/reflective thinking is that it’s not just for adults. Tapping into this inner work is great for kids that can help to improve confidence, build self-esteem, encourage intrinsic thinking and promote life skills — which is especially important now.
Recently, my kids have been tapping into this by using SILK + SONDER’S Sonder Kids journals.
Designed for kids 6-12 years old, these beautifully crafted journals features thoughtful focus/theme per month, including “Friendship”, “Empathy” and “Perseverance.” They tested out the December “Kindness” journal that was filled with tons of fun and interactive activities where they could reflect and record moments of their day. This was incredible for my nine and 12-year-old to wind down the day as they recounted moments of daily gratitude, their moods, habits, and reflections from the previous month.
Each kids edition also includes coloring pages, interactive pages like a word search and dotted drawings, activities that connect with nature, recipes, inspiring quotes and poems and blank pages.
Jam-packed with so much substance and depth, the journals have been a great way for them to identify and process feelings, further strengthen their writing skills, spark their curiosity, and discover more about themselves.
And while the journals have been a great way to wind-down at the end of the day, we know that this doesn’t always happen overnight. Some things that worked for us included finding a quite space, picking the same time every day to write, giving them ownership over their journals, and providing support and guidance, when needed.
In addition to Sonder Kids, SILK + SONDER also offers a monthly journal subscription service for adults. Similar to the kids line, the adult line includes calendar spreads, habit trackers, coloring pages, and much more to keep you on track and focused in 2021.
Learn more about SILK + SONDER here.
We received a sample for review. All opinions, as always, are our own.