Positive words are like doors. When you open them, one by one the doors lead you to greater wisdom, to more opportunities. Positive words need to be studied, not just known and pronounced. We need to learn positive words. We need to know how to use these beautiful words in sentences and questions. But we must also understand the patterns that represent the positive emotion represented by a word.
The more children learn from an early age positive words and emotions, the better. Kids must be taught how to distinguish positive patterns, both in the people around them and in themselves. Please find below a list of techniquest that will support you or your kids learning positive words:
1. List of Positive Words
Using a list of positive words is an useful tool to memorise positive words. One of the techniques would be to visually scan a list and the words that seem unknown to you to circle. After circling the words you can look them up in the dictionary to read their definition.
2. Enchanted Cloud
Draw the pattern of a cloud on a piece of paper or print the outline of a cloud taken from the internet. Write several positive words on a piece of paper, being careful to leave space between the words. Cut out the words from the sheet and stick them on the cloud using glue. Then hang the cloud in your room. This exercise can be done with both nouns (positive powers) and adjectives (positive character traits).
3. In Which House Do You Live
Just like the exercise above, draw a house on A4 paper. Or print a paper with the outline of a house. Then write some positive words on another sheet, being careful to leave space between the words. As you write the words, think about what positive emotions you have or would like to have in your home, that is, in your family. Cut out and then glue the beautiful words on the house. Hang the house in your room.
4. Give a Flower
Draw a flower with longer petals on a piece of paper or cardboard. Write some positive adjectives or nouns on another sheet. Cut and glue the kind words on the flower. Color the flower and gift that flower to a friend.
5. Jar with Superpowers
Get a transparent jar. Write some positive nouns on a piece of paper. Cut out the nice words from the paper individually. Roll each word and put it in the jar. Write Jar with Superpowers on the jar. Every day randomly draws a superpower from the jar. It’s your superpower from that day. Invite a friend to extract a superpower from the jar.
6. Name Acronym
Play name acronym with positive words. How to play? Think of a positive word that begins with the first letter of your name. You can also play with other friends. Think of a positive word that starts with the first letter of your friend name and say that word. When playing name acronym game in a group it comes out really nice. Because a child gets to hear from other children the beautiful words that start with the first letter of his name.
7. Drawing Positive Events
Think of a positive word and then draw on a piece of paper a moment in your life when you felt that way. In what context did it happen? This way you train yourself to identify positive emotions. This technique is very useful in coaching to anchor the person in positive events.
All these exercises are meant to enrich your vocabulary with positive words. Another benefit is that these techniques will help you identify positive emotions in yourself and those around you. Your emotional intelligence will increase. You will also improve the communication with those around you and with yourself because you will get to know yourself better.
Do you know other techniques by which positive words can be learned? Share below and inspire the people that visit this article.