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
The Dice Game
A large, spotted 1 – 6 dice is required for this game. The teacher can choose one pupil to be in the centre of the circle. The remaining pupils are numbered 1 – 6 around the circle. The pupil in the centre then rolls the dice. All the pupils with the numbers shown on the dice then change places. The pupil in the centre tries to sit in an unoccupied seat during the changeover and, if successful, takes on that number. The pupil without the place goes into the centre in order to roll the dice and the game continues.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the ...