Effective communication skills not only allow us to express our needs and our feelings with others, it helps us improve our self-efficacy, empathy, and effective listening skill. Parents and caring adults are already teaching their kids communication skills and oftentimes, they are teaching kids communication skills without words. Nonverbal communication still allows us to express ourselves in various ways: writing poems, creating art, dancing, etc. For the New Year, we thought it would be appropriate to practice our nonverbal skills by creating our vision boards with our kids!
A vision board is a collage of words and images that have meaning to you and represents your goals, aspirations, and dreams. Vision boards are also a tool to keep you motivated to achieve your goals throughout the year. To create a vision board, here are a few steps you and your kid will need to take:
- Take a few moments to reflect on your goals for the year. If you have younger kids, help guide them by making some suggestions and let them choose the goals they want to achieve this year. (Don’t forget to write your goals down!)
- Gather up some stickers, magazines, and newspapers. Cut out words, phrases, or images that represent your goals and dreams.
- Get a poster board and start gluing your cutouts to it.
- Hang your new vision board somewhere where you’ll see it everyday!
For more tips on creating a vision board, visit https://www.berries.com/blog/how-to-make-a-vision-board.
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