Emotional Health: Your Brain Wants You to Be Happy

1st Grade (Ages 6-7)


About the Story

This story introduces children to the reward pathway, the place in your brain that makes you feel happy.  

  • The main job your brain has is to keep you alive.     
  • When you do something that you need to do to stay alive, like eating food, you “feel” happy.  This makes sure you do that behavior again.
  • Whenever you feel happy, your reward system is working, so listen to your brain…it wants you to be happy.