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RATED 4.9 STARS
Based on 392 reviews

My First Journal

For ages 3-6

“I was amazed at how much discussion each page created. Thank you so much. I think this is an amazing resource for all children”

Mum to a 3 and 5 year old

$27.50
What's inside?
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“The best time to start working on your child’s mental health is today”

Francesca Geens, Creator, The HappySelf Journal

Watch this run through of the My First Happyself Journal [1:27]

Product details
3-month journal, B5 size (17.6 x 25 cm), 128 pages, premium 100 gsm responsibly sourced FSC paper, soft-touch cover, lie-flat binding.

What's Inside??

We’ve had so many requests for a younger edition of our much-loved HappySelf Journal that we’ve created this My First HappySelf Journal for you to enjoy with the three- to six-year old in your life. It brings you all the goodness of our Junior edition adapted to this younger age group.

1

A daily quote or thought to help with a positive mindset

2

Build self-awareness. Circle and colour in the character that best reflects your feelings

3

Practice gratitude by sharing the good things in your day

4

Checklists, challenges and questions support positive habits, mindset and behaviour

It’s specially designed to be a shared experience, and there are lots of prompts along the way to help spark lovely conversations as you fill out the pages. We have deliberately left things flexible so you can make the journal your own, with plenty of space for a shared writing, drawing and colouring experience.

There is no better time than these early years to lay the foundations for happiness by exploring the positive habits that will help your child for years to come.

Our journals bring positive psychology and proven happiness habits into a beautifully illustrated child friendly journal format. Beautifully illustrated and easy to use, with just a few minutes each day, children benefit by being encouraged to express gratitude, reflect on their emotions and think about their actions.

  • High quality paper is pencil, pen and crayon friendly
  • Larger format than our Junior edition with plenty of space this age group
  • The journal has a soft lie-flat binding to make it easy to write in
  • Designed to be a shared experience so you can share the experience with your child
  • Tested on children aged 3 to 6 to make sure the design and contents work across the age group
  • Elastic and ribbon to keep your journal private and mark your page
  • Undated so it doesn’t matter if you skip a day. Start whenever you want and use daily or whatever pattern suits you
  • 3 months of daily journaling pages as well as a section of fun pages to fill out anytime

“I hope this journal becomes a beautiful way of exploring feelings, memories, kindness and gratitude as well as capturing what life is like for you and your child at this moment in time.”

With love from my family to yours
Francesca Geens, Creator The HappySelf Journal

Reviews

Annabel

Mum to a 6 year old boy
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My 6 (nearly 7) year old son has been writing his journal for the past two months. We have noticed a real change in himself; he’s more chatty, more open, and most wonderfully of all, asking for hugs. This is the boy who was born independent, who is very loving but not remotely tactile and who declares his love on paper, not in person. I honestly believe the journal is connecting us and heightening his awareness of his feelings. Thank you.

Annabel

Mum to a 6 year old boy Artboard 64

My 6 (nearly 7) year old son has been writing his journal for the past two months. We have noticed a real change in himself; he’s more chatty, more open, and most wonderfully of all, asking for hugs. This is the boy who was born independent, who is very loving but not remotely tactile and who declares his love on paper, not in person. I honestly believe the journal is connecting us and heightening his awareness of his feelings. Thank you.

Nicole

Mum to a 9 year old girl
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My daughter, 9, loves this and so do I. She does hers every evening, we do it together, i copy the quote into my journal, do the 3 best things, answer the questions, draw the emojis... i want her to see that i believe it to be valuable and that we can do it together - a good way to connect and spend some time together before bedtime. It is helping her find a bit more positive perspective I hope. That it requires short and simple answers is definitely a strength. But it is deceptively thought provoking.

Nicole

Mum to a 9 year old girl Artboard 64
My daughter, 9, loves this and so do I. She does hers every evening, we do it together, i copy the quote into my journal, do the 3 best things, answer the questions, draw the emojis... i want her to see that i believe it to be valuable and that we can do it together - a good way to connect and spend some time together before bedtime. It is helping her find a bit more positive perspective I hope. That it requires short and simple answers is definitely a strength. But it is deceptively thought provoking.

Stefanie

Mum to a 7 year old boy
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I bought the Happy Self Journal about 3 weeks ago. My 7 year old son is very shy and started getting more and more anxious. The journal is already having a profound impact. He is suddenly a lot more confident, his teacher noticed a big difference in him, participating and sharing his ideas in class. We love the illustrations, the inspirational quotes and the variety. This high quality book is beautifully designed with a soft moleskin cover. I think every child should have a Happy Self Journal.

Stefanie

Mum to a 7 year old boy Artboard 64
I bought the Happy Self Journal about 3 weeks ago. My 7 year old son is very shy and started getting more and more anxious. The journal is already having a profound impact. He is suddenly a lot more confident, his teacher noticed a big difference in him, participating and sharing his ideas in class. We love the illustrations, the inspirational quotes and the variety. This high quality book is beautifully designed with a soft moleskin cover. I think every child should have a Happy Self Journal.

Claire

Mum to an 8 year old girl
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This Journal is fantastic, I took for granted that my 8 year old daughter would be able to automatically see what was good each day, how wrong I was, i was shocked to see how hard she found it at first to pick her top 3 things for the day, even when we had spent the day having so much fun....as the days have gone on she is now beginning to write her top 3 things without me prompting her, I have always noticed my daughter is a worrier and a little anxious at times but did not realise how focused she could be in her mind on negatives, this Jornal has been such a positive tool and has opened up so many great conversations between myself and my daughter that we would not likely of had without filling out the journal. I highly recommend and so happy I purchased, so worth every pound when you have such positive outcomes 💖

Claire

Mum to an 8 year old girl Artboard 64

This Journal is fantastic, I took for granted that my 8 year old daughter would be able to automatically see what was good each day, how wrong I was, i was shocked to see how hard she found it at first to pick her top 3 things for the day, even when we had spent the day having so much fun....as the days have gone on she is now beginning to write her top 3 things without me prompting her, I have always noticed my daughter is a worrier and a little anxious at times but did not realise how focused she could be in her mind on negatives, this Jornal has been such a positive tool and has opened up so many great conversations between myself and my daughter that we would not likely of had without filling out the journal. I highly recommend and so happy I purchased, so worth every pound when you have such positive outcomes 💖

Michelle

Mum to a 10 year old boy
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I recently started this book with my 10 year old son and it is wonderful. He's not a worrier, doesn't have anxiety and is a very happy child so it would be easy to think he doesn't need a book like this. The reason I bought it though is that I want him to stay like that and try to prevent any chance of him suffering from mental health conditions in the future. I also really want him to develop a growth mindset and be a kind person (this is way more important to me than him being good at maths or science). So if you're wondering if this book is right for your child, it's right for EVERY child, regardless of how their mental wellbeing is. In fact, everyone should do one of these books...

Michelle

Mum to a 10 year old boy Artboard 64
I recently started this book with my 10 year old son and it is wonderful. He's not a worrier, doesn't have anxiety and is a very happy child so it would be easy to think he doesn't need a book like this. The reason I bought it though is that I want him to stay like that and try to prevent any chance of him suffering from mental health conditions in the future. I also really want him to develop a growth mindset and be a kind person (this is way more important to me than him being good at maths or science). So if you're wondering if this book is right for your child, it's right for EVERY child, regardless of how their mental wellbeing is. In fact, everyone should do one of these books...

Sharon

Mum to an 8 year old girl
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Every child should have this book. It has had such a positive impact on my 8 year old in just 5 days. Even her 15 year old brother has commented on the change! She is more determined, doesn't cry when she fails and has looked for positives in everything. As a teacher for 10 years, I have seen so many children struggle with self belief and give up when faced with difficult problems ... I can honestly say, this lovely little book is brilliant.

Sharon

Mum to an 8 year old girl Artboard 64

Every child should have this book. It has had such a positive impact on my 8 year old in just 5 days. Even her 15 year old brother has commented on the change! She is more determined, doesn't cry when she fails and has looked for positives in everything. As a teacher for 10 years, I have seen so many children struggle with self belief and give up when faced with difficult problems ... I can honestly say, this lovely little book is brilliant.

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