This week’s Talk Time has a Living and Learning focus.
I can describe and use self-care techniques.
Everybody experiences a wide range of emotions (feelings). While many emotions are positive, some are not. There’ll be times when you feel sad, angry, anxious or low in some way.
No matter how old you are, feeling any one of these is completely normal. It’s important to know how you can manage these feelings. A strategy that works well for one person may not have a positive impact on you. That’s why this week’s Talk Time is all about finding strategies that will benefit you specifically.
When discussing self-care techniques, remember that this involves both mental and physical health. The following ideas can be used as a starting point for your conversations:
- Where can you go to combat feeling low and who can help you (trusted adults)?
- Think about exercises that you enjoy. This is the UK so it would be good to have indoor ideas, too.
- What creative tasks do you have access to (writing, music, arts, crafts, cooking/baking etc)?
- How do you relax and unwind (reading, watching a film etc).
- Consider strategies that will help you when emotions are heightened (breathing, counting, meditating etc).
This is not an exhaustive list. The link below has lots of great ideas that you may also wish to use.
The oracy focus for this half term is voice projection, fluency and pace. As we’re nearing the end of this half term, this week’s Remember 2s are an opportunity for your child to showcase what they’ve been working on at school:
- Think about what you are going to say before you speak.
- Talk in a clear, loud voice without shouting.
- Sit or stand with good posture (eg not slouching).
- Face the person, or people, that you are speaking to.