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
On the Ball
For this activity the teacher will need to have gathered a soft ball and some music and a tape or CD player. The pupils are asked to sit in a circle and while the music plays, they pass the softball from pupil to pupil around the circle. The pupil who was holding the ball when the music stops must then name a vegetable. This is continued until the pupils have exhausted their knowledge of relevant names. This can also be repeated with other categories such as animals, occupations or food, etc. It can also be made more complicated by playing the game alphabetically so that each item named begins with the next letter of the alphabet. However, ...