What is it
Book of Beasties is an early intervention card game for children that can be delivered in schools or played together at home.
Via gameplay, activities, creative and physical exercises, it aims to encourage the open and positive conversation about mental health and wellbeing.
The key to this resource is the discussion elements and taking the time to talk about select Beasties as they appear throughout the game, how they feel, how we can help them and if we have ever felt the same. Providing a platform to address serious mental health issues such as anxiety and depression whilst practising skills that could potentially be supportive should issues arise.
Book of Beasties is a psychologist endorsed, award nominated mental wellness card game and corresponding lessons that aims to raise emotional literacy as wel…
What our team of testers said
"Everyone gets foggy brains sometimes, yes I do. When my brain gets foggy I can't tell you what's wrong." - Boy aged 7
"It's really fun once you get it." - Girl aged 10
- Creates a safe, stigma-free space to discuss mental health issues
- Encourages conversation and learning about mental wellbeing
- Teaches resilience
What our experts think
This card game provides a great way to encourage children to talk about their mental wellbeing and express their own feelings. It is ideal for playing together at home or in school to help children develop their awareness of others, building key emotional skills such as empathy and resilience.
Our testers found that the game got children talking and sharing their emotions and it also particularly helped one of the children with autism to work on his anxieties – it encourages children to take part in relaxation activities such as yoga and breathing work. After playing over a few days he referred back to things mentioned on the cards as a way of expressing himself. The children also found the game in itself fun and liked that you could play cooperatively.
- RRP: £40.00
- Brands: Book of Beasties Ltd
- No batteries required
- Special Needs Autistic children
- Toy Types: Homeschool Resources
- Types of skills developed: Health, hygiene & self-care
Identity, awareness & belonging
Listening and attention
Managing feelings & behaviour
People and communities
Personal, social & emotional development
Personal, social, health & economic education (PSHE)
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world