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 Inferior
Feeling inferior

Warm up Activity

Touch down

In this activity the pupils are asked to form pairs. The teacher then calls out a number. The pupils' task here is to have the equivalent number of points (hands, elbows, feet, knees) touching the floor. The last pupil to touch down with the right number of points is out. The process is continued until there is an outright winner. The pupils can form groups of three, four or five in order to make this task more difficult for them.

Circle Talk

Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the previous session's take home task focusing on the following points:

  • Who did they work with?
  • Did they learn anything new about ...
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