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 Vain
Feeling vain

Warm up Activity

The Animal Game

In this activity, the teacher will need to have gathered together a series of picture cards of a variety of animals, e.g. elephant, snake, rat, hamster, monkey, etc. Everyone in the group is then presented with a card and asked, in turn, to do an impression of the animal until other members of the circle group are able to accurately identify the animal that they are pretending to be.

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 themselves or the other person?
  • Were they able to agree ...
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