Emotional intelligence is a gift we can give to each child, but it doesn’t develop without adult support guidance and modelling. The curriculum for the early years puts personal, social and emotional development at the heart of best practice, an essential part of entitlement to a high quality early education. Children’s lives are often lived on a roller coaster of emotions as they swing from raging anger to squirming mirth, sunny happiness to weeping despair. How can adults help them to understand and respond to such a wide range of deeply felt emotions? This book offers you fifty short starter sessions with interesting ideas for follow up, each one focused on a different aspect of emotional development. The activities will help children to understand, explore and manage their own emotions and those of others through discussion, observation, stories, songs and movement. Try some of these engaging activities and ensure that the children you work or live with become emotionally intelligent.
-Sally & Phil Featherstone
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