Taking time to support children to link their feelings and causes together supports them to recognise what is happening. Many children have a limited repertoire of feelings that they can understand, and therefore we want to start with the simplest and then slowly support them to recognise the nuances between them. So, once we understand anger we can learn frustration, annoyance, jealousy, envy etc.
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Get started with this weeks worksheet…..
- Download the worksheet here
- Talk through each feeling in turn
- How does it feel?
- Is it big or small?
- How can we recognise it?
- How long does it last?
- Encourage children to think about the feeling and what creates it
- Draw a picture of it in the corresponding circle
- Extend – What can we do to boost or minimise the feeling? Who can help? What can help?
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