Dream It! (Paperback)
A Playbook to Spark Your Awesomeness
Magination Press, 9781433827952, 80pp.
Publication Date: June 11, 2018
A terrific, full-color inspiring fill-in-the-blank journal and workbook for fans of Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries OMG : All About Me Diary
Do you want to live the biggest, brightest, best life possible? Do you want to create things never seen before? Do you want to do things never done before? Do you want your life to mean something and make a difference? In other words, do you want to feel and be awesome? If so, this book is for you
Dream It is chock full of activities, games, and brainstorming questions to help kids discover their passions, identify their strengths and values, create brand-new, unique-to-them dreams...and ultimately open the door to a life full of possibilities This playbook is filled with open-ended brainstorming activities to designed to help kids identify their goals and dreams, whatever they are Dream It is an effective, evidence-based tool for teaching social-emotional skills, increasing optimistic thinking, and nurturing imagination.
For even more games, news, and other resources to turn dreams into reality using the Dream it Map it Play it formula visit www.dreamaplay.com.
About the University Study
Research has demonstrated the benefits of children learning about dreaming. The book is based on educational, social-emotional, and cognitive development theories, and built on the backbone of our novel dream principles and original research. The games in Dream It were tested in a university study of the promotion of optimistic thinking in students in 2nd to 8th grade who worked on the book as a weekly class in an after school program. Highlights from the results of the year-long study include:
- Students who completed the Playbook increased in a measure of optimistic thinking by 22% in the first semester and 17% in the second semester.
- After completing the Playbook, 100% of students reported that they were thinking more about their goals and future dreams.
- Nearly 90% of children reported looking forward to their weekly Playbook session.
- There were no differences in the positive influence of the Playbook by gender or grade.
The study concluded that Dream It is an effective, evidenced-based tool for teaching social-emotional skills and increasing optimistic thinking that is enjoyed by all students.