Executive summary

The Think, Feel, Act: Empowering Children in the Middle Years research report provides information and strategies for educators working with children in the middle years. It contains information about:

  • creating spaces and experiences for children’s creative expression
  • strategies to nurture and strengthen Indigenous children’s sense of identity and belonging
  • the benefits of positive and healthy relationships for children’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • ways to build children’s resilience and wellbeing through meaning mindset, the idea of promoting healthy thinking and behaviour, problem solving and social connections
  • the positive impacts of fostering children’s connections with the outdoor world around them
  • ways to strengthen Francophone children's language skills and build cultural identity


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