Recently, our Living and Learning sessions have focused on mental health and emotional wellbeing. The children have been recognising and naming some feelings that they might experience and the impact these can have on their body and mind.
The class have discussed that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and that all humans experience emotions in relation to different experiences and situations.
The benefits of physical exercise and time outdoors can impact positively on our mental wellbeing and happiness.
I love to get some fresh air.
Riding my bike is my favourite thing to do.
Sometimes big feelings can be defined as intense feelings which can often appear suddenly and in response to a situation. The children discussed whether these feelings are good/healthy or not so good. and they could talk about feelings that can intensify (get stronger).
Big feelings, like anger, make me feel cross for a long time!
Help at home
Getting young children to talk about their feelings can be difficult at times. Please reassure your child that they can share their feelings with a trusted adult or they can use the Living and Learning box in our classroom.
Share this story with your child.
It is a reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings.
The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times.