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).

Feeling Homesick
Feeling homesick

Warm up Activity

Tangled Web

This activity requires a ball of wool and, once again, involves all the pupils sitting in a circle. One pupil is given the ball of wool by the teacher and told to throw it to someone they have a connection with, whilst simultaneously holding the end of the wool and saying what that connection is. The connection can be anything from someone having the same colour hair, living in the same road, going to the same club, etc. The recipient grabs hold of the wool so that it forms a bridge between themselves and the person who has thrown it. They then throw the ball of wool to someone else, identifying a new or different connection.

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