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
In this activity the pupils need to be very observant and to listen in order to be ready to move when their number is called. The facilitator will need to gather together a ball and sticky labels with numbers on, in particular for the younger children who may forget their number. Adequate space also needs to be made available in order to play this game. The pupils are numbered randomly around the circle by the teacher. If they are at risk of forgetting their numbers then they can be given sticky labels to wear on their sleeves. A number is called out and the ball is bounced in the centre of the circle. The pupil with that number ...