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
Imaginary Line Game
In this game, the pupils are asked to imagine that there is a line going down the centre of the floor, i.e. in the middle of the circle. The teacher then explains that they are going to read out two opposing statements. The pupils are asked to stand on the line at one end or the other, or in the middle of the line, according to where they think they are on the scale. It may be helpful to number the scale from 0–10 using chalk or, alternatively, place large sheets of paper which are numbered, along the line in the centre of the circle. The teacher can then read out a series of statements indicating which ...