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
This game aims to allow each pupil to feel part of the group whilst also encouraging a sense of power for the pupil who is placed in the centre of the circle. All of the pupils hold hands in the circle and one pupil is chosen to stand in the middle and blow up a balloon. The circle of pupils here represents the expansion of the balloon, i.e. they begin by placing themselves close to the pupil in the centre as the balloon has not been blown up. As the pupil blows into the balloon, the circle then gets bigger with the pupils moving away from the pupil in the centre until the balloon blower claps his/her hands ...