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
Monarch of the Glen
The facilitator will need to make sure that a blindfold is made available for this game. One pupil is chosen to be the Monarch and asked to stand in the centre of the circle wearing the blindfold. On the command of ‘GO’ the other pupils walk around the circle until the Monarch shouts ‘STOP’. The Monarch then points in front of them and asks, ‘Who is it there?’ or ‘Who goes there – friend or foe?’ The pupil who is being pointed at is asked to answer, ‘A friend of course, oh Monarch’. The Monarch then has to attempt to guess the identity of the speaker. If they are able to guess correctly, then these two ...