Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).
Warm up Activity
Pass the Ball
The game focuses on promoting careful looking skills and co-operation. The pupils are asked to stand in a circle facing inwards. One pupil is then chosen to stand in the middle of the circle. The other pupils pass the ball around the circle behind their backs. The pupil in the centre is required to guess where the ball is. When they think they know where the ball is they can shout ‘STOP’. All the pupils then stand still while the pupil makes two guesses as to where they think the ball may be. If they are correct, they are then able to swap places with the pupil who has the ball. If they guess incorrectly, then the ...