Use these proactive tools to support children's emotional wellness and resiliency. Providing an approach for nurturing emotional development in youngsters between 4 and 19 years, this book and CD-ROM provide an activity and worksheet–packed resource for professionals. Implementation of an emotional literacy initiative within the whole school curriculum or in therapy sessions becomes practical for the facilitator and fun for the participants. This book is ideal for working with young people in a classroom setting, within small groups, or in a therapeutic context. The author provides: Practical activities and resources; Illustrations, stories, and cartoons; Assessment and record-keeping advice

Introduction

Introduction

Within the four to seven year age range, expect children to build on what they have previously assimilated, to focus on relatively immediate goals such as wanting attention NOW. However, they are growing in their awareness of time and can be expected to predict future events, such as being at a birthday party. With the help of a facilitator, they are able to plan goals for the near future, such as making sandwiches in the morning and wrapping them up to stay fresh so they can have them at lunch or tea time. They normally smile when smiled at, laugh and cry with you; share willingly and offer comfort if another child is in distress. They should be able to identify their feelings of ...

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