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 sit in a circle. They are asked to face the back of the person sitting to their left. One pupil is chosen to begin the activity. They are asked to draw a simple shape or number on the back of the person that they are looking towards. This pupil then copies the shape or number they think was drawn onto their back onto the back of the pupil they are facing. This activity continues around the circle until it reaches the last person in the circle. This person then states the number or shape they believe was drawn onto their back. They can check out the accuracy with the person who began the ...