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 requires a larger space and for each pupil to have a beanbag. The teacher can explain to the pupils that they must each walk around the room whilst keeping a beanbag balanced on their head. If the beanbag falls off, then the pupil is not allowed to move. They become statues until another pupil picks up the beanbag and puts it back on top of their head. If the helper's beanbag falls, then he/she also becomes a statue until another pupil helps.
The aim here is for as many pupils to be moving around for as long as possible. It may also be useful to focus on what it felt like to be helped and what it felt ...