PLANTING THE SEEDS
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Planting the Seeds is a line of self-help tools based on therapeutic models of self-esteem building for children.

Plant the Seeds today for a strong and healthy tomorrow…..

Planting the Seeds

Created by Jill Sylvester, a licensed mental health therapist, Planting the Seeds cards are designed to encourage meaningful conversations between kids and their caregivers. These social and emotional self-esteem building tools can be used as an activity at home, in the classroom or as a distance-learning tool. They are perfect for morning and afternoon meetings for teachers or for starting the day at home during breakfast to get our thoughts moving in the right direction!

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Planting the Seeds Cards
Available in both Digital format and
as Physical Set of Cards

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Planting the Seeds Positive Energy Cards

This set of 24 creatively-illustrated cards is for parents and teachers of kids aged 5-8, pre-K to 2nd grade. They are designed to to be used as a daily activity to strengthen a child’s cognitive outlook and to develop and enhance their self-esteem. Children are most successful in appropriate social interactions when they have a strong foundation of social emotional skills supported by confidence and self-worth. This resource targets those areas!

Available to purchase as a beautifully-constructed set of colorful boxed cards, perfect for those who want to hold the cards in their hands, or as a digital download viewable in full color on any computer or device that supports color viewing.

This is a fixed layout Kindle that can be viewed in full color on any computer or device that supports color viewing.

Digital Download

$9.99

Boxed Set of Cards

$12.99

Physical cards will be shipped within 2-4 days of receiving payment. Enjoy!

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PTS Affirmation Cards
Available in both Digital format and
as Physical Set of Cards

 

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Planting the Seeds Affirmations to Overcome Anxiety Cards

This set of 32 creatively-illustrated cards is for parents and teachers of kids aged 8-12, 3rd through 7th grade (and adults too!) They are designed to be used as a daily activity to develop a child’s emotional awareness, to affirm their strengths and to ultimately overcome negative anxious feelings. Choose cards for positive affirmations to start the day or intentionally to create conversation around specific challenges your student or child may be facing.

Available to purchase as a beautifully-constructed set of colorful boxed cards, perfect for those who want to hold the cards in their hands, or as a digital download viewable in full color on any computer or device that supports color viewing.

This is a fixed layout Kindle that can be viewed in full color on any computer or device that supports color viewing.

Digital Download

$9.99

Boxed set of cards

$15.99

Physical cards will be shipped within 2-4 days of receiving payment. Enjoy!

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Planting the Seeds Positive Energy Cards – Digital Parent/Teacher Conversation Tool

These conversation tools are designed to be used alongside the PTS cards. They include a series of questions for teachers, parents and caregivers to initiate social and emotional discussions related to each individual card. They are perfect for morning and afternoon meeting activities and for emotional health and wellness exercises at home and in the classroom.

After purchasing, you will receive an email link to download a printable B&W PDF and an online colorful, flipbook-style packet to use on your phone or computer.

Positive Energy Cards Conversation Tool

$12.99

Affirmations To Overcome Anxiety Cards Conversation Tool

$15.99

For Teachers:

Check out our Social and Emotional Worksheets to be used as a supportive resource in the classroom!

Testimonials

“We have a couple sets of Jill Sylvester’s Planting the Seeds cards in our household — one for our home, and one for the car.  We have used them with my girls since they were little (colorful and bold illustrations done by Jill’s daughter Michelle).  It is so rewarding to see them now 5.5, 7 and 8.5 reading aloud and being excited about the ones they pick. They are labeled as “Positive energy cards for kids (and their parents!)” and this couldn’t be more true. This simple ritual has become a quick, easy but rewarding part of our routine.  And the advice on the cards is great for adults too to encourage mindfulness and healthy self talk as well as offer them a tool to facilitate discussions with children about their feelings in this ever changing world!

– Sarah Adams, Plymouth

“My stepdaughter starts her day choosing three cards. We read them together and then we talk about them, and how there might be different times during her day where she will need to remember these cards, and remember that what they said are true.”
– S.B. Norwell

“Using, enjoying and integrating Jill Sylvester’s Planting the Seeds cards in so many ways! A recent visit to a small Homeschool classroom allowed for use of several of these powerful, on point, mindfulness cards. The children enjoyed becoming more aware of their emotions, and sharing them throughout the class. I will be using thee in endless ways during my Holistic programs for young and old alike, A perfect tool, covering so many great jumping off points..promoting self awareness and discussion.”
– Pam DeNapoli, Owner, Holistic Soul Studio Cape Cod

I have been using the Planting the Seeds Positive Energy Cards and Affirmation Cards in my classroom and at home with my own children for the past few years. I use them in my classroom as a part of our Morning Meeting. My student of the week blindly “chooses” the card with from each deck. My student of the week reads each card and we discuss what each card means and more specifically how it can relate to us as individuals and as a team. The one affirmation card becomes our focus affirmation for the week and the one positive energy card becomes our positive action focus for the week.  After we set our intentions, we say our affirmation and positive action to politely remind our hearts and our minds the direction in which we should be going. Students thrive when given positive and gentle reminders of how daily affirmations and positive actions can not only set the tone for the day, but also can bring peace and harmony to their lives. I display the cards in the front of our classroom for the week. I also do the same for my own children. My students look forward each week to our new affirmations and positive energy actions. I have also heard positive feedback from the parents of my students. My students are teaching their parents about setting intentions, daily affirmations, and positive energy! Jill, keep up the great work. Your cards are making a difference in many people’s lives ~ mine included!
–  Kerri D, Whitman-Hanson 4th grade teacher
My daughter and I use the planting the seeds cards each morning—it provokes a positive conversation to start our day.  She has requested that I put these notes into her lunchbox and is excited to share the messages with her teachers and classmates.
– Parent of 5 year old