Our Favorite Things

our favorite things

We want to help in everyway possible. Whether through books, toys, activities, or guides, here at Invisible Riptide, we want to offer all that we can so the families and communities around us can learn about mental wellness. This means we have a few favorite things we like to share with those who need them.

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Our Favorite Games

Just Between Us - Conversation Cards

At home: We love these cards because they bring back the importance of social skills, in-person conversations, listening, and learning from each other. In the classroom: This game can also be used for writing prompts, a get-to-know-you activity, questions of the day, or small group discussions.

Totem

At home: This game is a great way to build relationships, encourage exploration of strengths, and learn about each other. In the classroom: Have each student select one quality and one animal card. Then make a collage of all of the strengths we have when we come together. Then, discuss why connections are so important.

Pando: The Trivia Game About Us

This game is a great way to laugh with your teen or tween. Make sure to go through the cards first and take any out that you know would be a no go! Also, have the pass rule and try to laugh and share about yourself.

Bright Spots

This is a fun card game for younger kids. It’s a fill-in-the-blank game that can be used at the dinner table, for game night, or in the classroom as prompts for writing or discussion.

Our Favorite books

What Happened to You

Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

The mere title says it all, as it helps you discover what lies underneath all behaviors, including adults and children. It presents complex neuroscience in a conversational and easy-to-digest manner. It will help make you a better person, parent, and community member.

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Dan Siegel

This book should be given to every new parent. It provides life-changing strategies in an easy-to-understand manner, including visuals, examples, and case studies. It also normalizes that parenting is hard for everyone!

The Boy, The Fox, The Mole, and The Horse

Charlie Mackesy

This book is beautiful and so full of powerful tidbits and illustrations that are comforting and insightful. The book is a step towards recovering the lost art of generational wisdom. It takes us back to what matters in a simple and beautiful way, opening our hearts to sharing our pain and struggles without shame.

Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids

Mona Delahooke

This book provides a new perspective backed by up-to-date neuroscience that makes sense and is easy to implement. It promotes connection and compassion for the entire family.

Check back soon! We have new favorite things all the time!

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