Brag bracelets remind kids how awesome they can be
Mina Lopato Nursery School in Johannesburg has introduced brag bracelets to reinforce the behaviour the school wants to encourage. Children wear the bracelets home to show what they did during their day that was awesome. It gives parents the opportunity to ask questions about their child’s day that are relevant and engaging and the bracelets act as a reminder to children about a positive, proud moment in their day.
Each teacher chooses values appropriate to the class’ age group, behaviour that has come up in class and discussions based on themes. Some of the bracelets say: “I am a kind friend”; “I had fun today”; “I am a star listener”; “I was responsible for myself and my things”; “I helped tidy up”; “I used kind words”; “I have great manners”; “I am a helpful class member”; “I did not give up”; and “I am a terrific leader”.