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 is an opportunity for all the pupils in the group to give and receive positive thoughts and feel good about themselves and others. The teacher will need to have prepared a list of positive statements. These can be photocopied onto cards so that the pupils can quickly cut them out. It is suggested that ten positive statements are provided for each pupil in the group. These could include:
- You are always kind.
- You look very pretty.
- You have a nice smile.
- You work hard.
- You're friendly.
- You're kind.
- You have neat writing.
- You are good at football, etc.
There should be a list for each pupil in the group. The pupils can then be divided into smaller groups ...