Awards Charts, Hints and Stickers Book
The Muzicbug Readers come with the fun Muzicbug Awards Book.
Tear out the Awards pages, stick them on your fridge and encourage your child to do things to earn the Muzicbug character stickers.
For example, if your child waters the plants, they can get a Captain Caterpillar Caring For The World sticker. If they tidy their room, they can earn a Monty Moth Being Organised sticker. There are three stickers to earn for each character so your kid can fill the sheet and feel proud of the skills they have learned!
Perform the tasks | Earn the Muzicbug Life Skill stickers | Reinforce positive behaviour | Help build strong kids!
Ferdi Fly and the Flamenco Guitar:
Physical activity has benefits for children beyond those of fitness.
Keeping active also assists children to manage stress and anxiety, improve their mood, and enhance their sense of self-efficacy.
Bella Butterfly and the Harp:
Never Giving Up
Persistence is integral to personal success and accomplishment.
Encouraging persistence in children promotes the ability to continue through life’s challenges.
In turn, children that are able to persist and not give up through difficulties develop faith in their own ability to create change.
Seymour Spider and the Drums:
Learning to collaborate with others plays an important role in the acquisition of social skills such as cooperating, negotiating, and listening. In turn these skills enhance preparedness for schooling, tertiary study, and later, the workplace.
Annabelle Ant and the Saxophone:
Goal setting helps children to direct their energy and focus in a flexible way, provides structure, and enhances problem-solving capabilities.
When children are encouraged to play an active role in working toward a goal, they develop a sense of accomplishment, self-efficacy, and confidence.
Jock McWaspy and the Bagpipes:
Sharing is a core concept that enhances a child’s ability to interact socially, and provides the basis for more advanced skills, such as compromise, negotiating, and cooperation. The act of sharing helps children gain a sense of connection to others, and is associated with better interactions with siblings and peers.
Fergus Flea and the Trombone:
Courage is an integral part of self-efficacy that provides a basis for facing adversity, accepting challenges, and pursuing opportunities. Children that are able to draw upon courage are also better equipped to manage difficult social interactions. In turn, courage assists children to engage in a broader range of activities, which assists in identifying individual strengths.
Carlo Cockroach and the Piano:
Making Extra Effort
Effortful behaviour plays an important role in helping children understand the link between their behaviour, and achieving desired outcomes. For example, children that engage in sustained effort are more likely to excel, by comparison, with naturally gifted children that do not apply themselves. Encouraging effortful behaviours helps children develop a sense of self-mastery over challenging tasks, which in turn improves confidence and mood, and developing a more optimistic outlook when faced with challenges.
Monty Moth and the Fiddle:
Organisation skills are crucial to various aspects of personal management, and provide the basis for developing adaptive attributes such as planning, time-management, and resource allocation.
Organisational ability enhances academic achievement, and also helps children feel more confident, capable and self-assured.
Sea Captain Caterpillar and the Squeeze Box:
Caring For The World
While enhancing children’s understanding of sustainability, has environmental benefits, it also provides a framework for thinking about abstract concepts, such as responsibility, accountability, and long-range consequences. Acting sustainably and caring for the world enhances emotional wellbeing in children, through increasing their belief that they can make a positive difference through their actions.
Fizzy Bee and the Trumpet:
By encouraging children to contribute and work hard, they learn a sense of their worth and abilities, as well as understanding they can play an important role as agents of change. These attributes assist children to develop self-esteem, a sense of their identity, and connectedness to others. In turn, making a contribution helps develop values such as responsibility, and promotes investment in group goals.
Taylor Termite and the Clarinet:
Caring For Your Things
By learning to care for and value things, children are introduced to the concept of appreciation, and being grateful for what they have. In addition, through developing the understanding that things have value, children build a sense of responsibility and accountability.
Sissy Slug and the Tuba:
Fostering self-reliance in children enhances several important areas of emotional wellbeing. Foremost, engaging in independent and self-reliant behaviours helps children to develop a sense of their own identity and positive capabilities. In turn, being strong and self-reliant aids the development of confidence, self-belief, and self-acceptance.
Lilly Ladybug and the Double Bass:
A child may view their ability to make friends as being beyond their control, which could negatively impact their confidence in social settings.
When children are shown that the process of making friends involves an acquirable skillset, they perceive themselves as being better equipped to seek out social connections.
Charlie the Singing Snail:
Learning how to be reliable can help children to develop behaviour such as self-regulation, planning, and making positive choices in life.
In turn, engaging in reliable actions enhances children’s self-image, and assists in obtaining beneficial outcomes both socially and academically.
Centipede Jesse and the Banjo:
Children benefit from developing the belief that their unique qualities will be shared, supported, and appreciated by others, and finding their people or ‘tribe’ is a process. Encouraging children to ‘join in’ and undertake a range of activities, maximises the opportunity to develop healthy and positive social connections. Children that adopt willingness to ‘join in’ give themselves a better chance of forming healthy relationships both during childhood, and throughout their lifetime.
Winnie Worm and the Harmonica:
Kindness To Others
Through demonstrating kindness, understanding and appreciation, toward others, children obtain many positive benefits that last throughout their lives. For example, they tend to form more adaptive social relationships, are viewed more positively by peers, and embrace a wider range of opportunities. In turn, learning to value others has a positive effect on mood, confidence, and self-esteem.
King Mantis and the One Man Band:
Encouraging children to make considered and independent decisions is an important strategy in building self-belief. In turn, developing self-belief is foundational for markers of emotional wellbeing such as confidence, resilience, and a sense of worth. When children are encouraged to make their own positive decisions, they are more resistant to negative influences, such as peer pressure and bullying.
Gobi Grasshopper and the Pungi:
Giving It A Go
Hopefulness is a key predictor of good psychological health, and developing resilience and optimism. Encouraging children to try new things, or to ‘give it a go’ can help children develop a view that their future is full of possibilities, rather than fearing the unknown. In turn, this positive hopefulness can assists children to develop self-agency, and act as a buffer when faced with disappointments and loss through their lifetime.
Johnnie Ray Beetle and the Electric Guitar:
Children that are encouraged to ‘be themselves’ through accepting and appreciating their unique personal qualities, tend to feel more confident, have higher self-esteem, and develop a sense of their own worthiness. These characteristics play an important role in maintaining emotional wellbeing, and assist in forming supportive social connections as well as insulating against peer pressure.
Mosquito Maestro and the Muzicbug Orchestra:
Being A Leader
By encouraging even young children to adopt positive role-model behaviours, they gain key skills such as listening to others, communication, and empathy. Such leadership skills form the cornerstone of successful social interactions, and further help in developing decision-making abilities, assertiveness and withstanding peer pressure.