The Strengths Stars cards provide a learning tool for young children to discover and develop their character strengths. Strength Stars cards are based on the philosophy of early education that recognise the early years as a critical period in children’s learning, development and identity.
These cards are one part of the Strength Stars Framework for early education that has been developed by psychologist and education expert Lea Waters (PhD), based upon her university research and acclaimed book ‘The Strength Switch’.
The backbone of this framework is the evidence-based VIA character model. The VIA model works with 24 character strengths which have been validated in over 52 countries. The VIA model is being used in kindergartens, schools, universities, businesses, hospitals, psychology clinics, and even in Olympic sports teams.
For more detailed information about the VIA model, including peer reviewed research on its use, visit the VIA Institute
on Character website at www.viacharacter.org
For more detailed information about the Strength Stars Framework and Professor Waters’ research and book visit