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Essential for working with emotional literacy
on 23 October 2013
How I wish I'd had this in my toolbox when I was working in schools! I highly recommend this excellent set of practical exercises and activities for anyone working with children in primary schools. I'd suggest that it should be a must for anyone training to be a teacher or teaching assistant.
It will be most useful for teaching assistants and learning mentors, though I think teachers will find some helpful ideas in it too. Anyone running circle times or nurture groups will also get a lot from it.
Too often we think problems with recognising and understanding emotions only happen when children have special needs or specific issues. These issues can crop up for any child and the ideas in this book link very nicely to SEAL.
These exercises can be used 1-1 or with small groups. some of them could be adapted for larger groups.
The book is well laid out. You know just what you will need for each activity. You do not need to buy expensive equipment or resources to use with it.
I love having on the Kindle and I actually have it on my iPhone! That way it is easily to hand.