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 Afraid
Feeling afraid

Warm up Activity

All Change

This is similar to the previous circle game. However, in this game it is physical appearance that is used as a means of asking children to change places. For example: change places if you have black hair; change places if you have short hair; change places if you are wearing trousers; change places if you are wearing white socks, etc. In this game, a chair is not taken out of the circle.

The aim here is to encourage the pupils to mix and focus on having fun within a context of legitimate movement.

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 ...

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