Emotional translation

Written by: MA Education
Monday, May 2, 2016

Jessica Clifton from LEGO Education discusses how teachers and educators can effectively incorporate discussions around feelings and expressing emotions into early learning, helping to develop wellbeing.

Emotional translation
Emotional translation

Recently, children'S Mental Health Week saw schools across the country turning their attention to the consideration of emotions and the mental wellbeing of their pupils. But teaching children how to understand and convey their emotions is a practice that should happen all-year round.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, very rightly stated in the campaign that ‘the challenges facing children in the UK today can often feel overwhelming’, and schools have an important role to play in ensuring that children can cope with these pressures.

A big part of this is helping pupils to see that feeling sad or angry is perfectly natural, as well as showing them how to cope with these feelings, whether individually, or with support from others.

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