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Big Life Journal for Kids helps children develop strong Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Growth Mindset skills through inspiring stories, colourful illustrations, and engaging guided activities.
In this illustrated journal, children discover:
Big Life Journal Buddies is our video series that will boost your child's confidence and resilience and help them develop a growth mindset.
This 22-episode Web TV Series is a companion to our wildly popular Big Life Journal for Children and provides your child a Growth Mindset Mentor and designated journal buddy. Your child will go through their Big Life Journal together with Buddie who will share her own personal stories and experiences of developing and embracing a growth mindset.
Watch a message from Buddie to parents.
Watch a preview of Episode 4 and see how Buddie teaches different ways mistakes can help you grow.
These engaging Growth Mindset videos will help your child get the meaning of the journal while having fun! It's screen-time for your child you will feel good about!
Each Episode Covers a Topic in the Big Life Journal.
Buddie guides your child on topics that include:
“Buddie is a great growth mindset role model for children!”
- Monica Boomgard, Doctor of Education
"This is really a nice change from the cartoon universe and the dumbing down of our children. Emily played it repeatedly!"
- Susan Doe, a parent
Big Life Journal incorporates the latest research in positive psychology, brain science, and youth development.
You can download the list of books, studies, and research materials that have gone into the creation of the journal HERE.
Believe in Yourself
Mistakes Help You Grow
Be Unique, Be You
Challenges Make You Stronger
Effort is Key
Make a Difference in the World
With plenty of room to draw and write on each page, the Big Life Journal lets children work at their own pace as they reflect, learn and grow.
This beautiful guided journal is made for little hands to use and durable enough to last as a keepsake for children as they grow older.
- Bright, sturdy hardcover
- 176 pages of high-quality paper
- Lays flat when opened for easy drawing and writing
- Sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark
Our well-constructed journals need to be 'worked open' to take advantage of the lay-flat feature. Do this to make sure your journal lays nicely flat.
What ages is this journal good for?
We recommend ages 7-10.
What is the age recommendation for the series?
Big Life Journal Buddies! corresponds to the Big Life Journal for Kids — which is recommended for ages 7—10.
Does my child need to have the Big Life Journal for Kids to watch this?
Yes, your child will need their own Big Life Journal for Kids, 2nd Edition to complete all the fun and educational exercises with Buddie and to get the most out of this Growth Mindset experience.
How is this content different from the journal?
This is a series of videos that expands the Growth Mindset experience of the Big Life Journal for Kids by partnering your child with a fun and dedicated Big Life Journal buddy. ‘Buddie’, the journal buddy, will guide your child through the Big Life Journal for Kids AND share even more special Growth Mindset stories and insights with your child.
How many episodes are there?
The complete series will consist of 22 episodes hosted by Buddie — your child’s dedicated journal buddy. Each of the 22 episodes corresponds to a ‘part’ of the Big Life Journal for Kids. The Introduction, the Chapter Parts, and a ‘What’s Next’ episode that shows children how to continue developing their Growth Mindset Super Power.
Can we binge watch? Are all episodes available with my purchase?
After your purchase, several episodes will be immediately available for viewing. Then one new episode will be released each following Monday at 12:01am Eastern Time, New York, USA. You’ll receive an email notice when each new episode is released so your child doesn’t miss anything!.
How do we watch the series?
Big Life Journal Buddies! is available to watch on computer and mobile devices (and also via ‘mirroring’ or ChromeCasting to your Television screen). After purchasing the series through our U.S. or U.K. Big Life Journal websites, you will receive a Welcome email with your sign in details. PLUS a special ‘Hello’ message to your child from Buddie! Please note that due to digital delivery, receipt of your Welcome email with access details may be delayed by 5 to 15 minutes.
What if I have multiple children in my household?
Your purchase of Big Life Journal Buddies! makes the series available to all the children in your household! However, please note that each child in your home should have their own Big Life Journal for Kids to get the full experience and reward of the Growth Mindset adventure.
Can I purchase the series for my classroom or learning pod?
The products on our website are not intended for group or multiple household use. So please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase Big Life Journal Buddies! for group or multiple household use. Thank you.
For more information, please see our shipping policy HERE.