Being Me An Emotional Well-Being Journal
Aimed at independent use at by children at KS1, this Journal can be used with early years as young as 3 with adult support and interpretation. Within ‘Being me’ there are guidance notes for how to use the resource both for professionals and parents, should you prefer to send it home.
Children are invited to make statements about themselves, to make choices and to accept themselves before themes are introduced that relate to interacting as a social being. Empathy, gratitude and forgiveness are explored as well as the delicate areas of making trusting relationships and not feeling guilty for adult behaviours. Children also explore how to keep healthy and vital and how symptomatic pain can have an emotional source. This is an awareness Journal that allows children to develop emotional intelligence. The Journal has advice for parents and professionals who may have concerns about the mental well-being of the very young.