98 Ways To Say “Very Good”


If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the

IIf a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence

  1. You’ve got it made.
  2. You’re on the right track now!
  3. You are very good at that.
  4. That’s very much better!
  5. I’m happy to see you working like that.
  6. You’re doing a good job.
  7. That’s the best you’ve ever done.
  8. I knew you could do it.
  9. Now you’ve figured it out.
  10. Now you have it!
  11. GREAT!
  12. Keep working – you’regetting better.
  13. You make it look easy.
  14. That’s the right way todo it.
  15. You’re getting better every day.
  16. You’re really growing up!
  17. Nice going.
  19. That’s the way to do it.
  20. That’s better.
  21. Best yet.
  22. PERFECT!
  23. You’re really going totown!
  25. Much better!
  1. You’ve just about mastered that!
  3. You did that very well.
  5. You’re really improving.
  6. SUPERB!
  7. Keep it up!
  8. You’ve got that down pat!
  10. Good thinking!
  11. Keep on trying!
  12. I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
  13. I like that.
  14. I’m very proud of you.
  15. I think you’ve got it now.
  16. You figured that out fast.
  17. That’s really nice.
  18. You’re right.
  19. CLEVER!
  20. That’s great!
  21. Way to go.
  22. Now you have the hang of it!
  23. You’ve done a great job.
  24. Congratulations, you got it right.
  25. You’re beautiful.
  1. That’s RIGHT!
  2. That’s GOOD!
  3. When I’m with you I feel like singing!
  5. I’m proud of the way you worked today.
  6. You’re really working hard today.
  7. You’ve just about got it.
  8. THAT’S IT!
  9. Congratulations!
  10. That’s quite an improvement.
  11. You are doing that much better today.
  12. I sure am happy you’re my daughter/son/student, etc.
  13. You’re learning fast.
  14. Good for you!
  15. Couldn’t have done it better myself.
  16. You really make being a parent/teacher/caregiver fun.
  17. One more time and you’ll have it.
  18. You did it that time!
  19. That’s the way!
  21. You haven’t missed a thing.
  22. Keep up the good work.
  23. Nothing can stop you now!
  1. That’s the best ever.
  2. FINE!
  3. Wonderful!
  4. That’s better than ever.
  5. I appreciate your hard work.
  6. Now that’s what I call a fine job!
  7. You must have been practising!
  8. You’re doing beautifully.
  9. Right on!
  10. Good remembering!
  11. You did a lot of work today!
  12. You certainly did well today.
  13. You’re doing fine.
  14. You are really learning a lot.
  15. You outdid yourself today!
  17. Good going!
  19. You’re doing the best you can!
  20. Good job.
  21. You remembered.
  22. That gives me a happy feeling.
  23. Well, look at you go!
  1. Adapted from a publication titled, 98 Ways For a Teacher to Say “Very Good” by Wintergreen, a supplier of materials for preschools and elementary schools. The material was taken from Children Learn What They Live, author unknown.
  2. Taken from Children Learn What They Live, author unknown.

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