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
Copy the Clap
This game is an action copying game which can be played at great speed. The pupils stand in a circle and the game is started by the teacher performing a simple action. This may be, for example, a crouch down and touch to the floor or a jump up and down. The pupils clap twice and then the facilitator names and points to a pupil. This pupil has to copy the action and then think of a new one that they can then show to the others in the group. The pupils clap twice again and the performer then names and points to another pupil. This activity continues with all the children being required to follow the ...