Moon Turtle Junior has grown from the success of our first journal, Moon Turtle - A Mood Journal (a 21 day journal that aims to help with the managing of mental health related matters through identifying the links between thoughts, emotions, and behaviour).
Moon Turtle Junior works a little differently. It has been designed for children ages 8 to 12 years to fill in either by themselves, or with an adult. The book includes fifteen diary spreads which are to be filled out following an instance where the child has experienced a negative emotion (getting upset, feeling embarrassed, or nervous, or left out - those kinda feels).
The diary section (made up of drawings and open-ended questions) encourages the child to reflect on how they felt, and how they can deal with these feelings when they arise in the future. The great thing about about Moon Turtle Junior, is that it helps to facilitate what some parents might find to be a difficult conversation - talking about feelings with a child is incredibly important in their emotional and mental well-being.
Following the diary entries, are a series of activities which aim to develop coping mechanisms, understanding and empathy for others, gratitude, mindfulness, and self-awareness.
What size is the Moon Turtle Junior journal?
Moon Turtle Junior is A4 (210 x 297mm).
How many pages do Moon Turtle Junior have?
Moon Turtle Junior has 15 pages for diary entries and several activities, making it a total of 48 pages.
What are Moon Turtle Junior Journal made of?
The cover is Kraft card, the inside pages are a 120gsm uncoated stock.
Made thoughtfully and lovingly by Ana Birchall from Auckland, New Zealand, this guided journal is what she describes as a little tool created based on her experience with mental illness and nurturing mental wellness.