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How to use 'My First Emotions' for emotional awareness

Are you a nursery teacher, early years practitioner, childminder or a play group leader? Perhaps you are home schooling your child and need activity ideas?  Skylark Learning provides useful activity plans for 0-3 years to be used alongside ‘My First Emotions’, a multisensory resource comprising a helpful and detailed parent guide, books, flash cards, music and introducing Robbie the rabbit. A great way to engage with your little ones when exploring emotions and how to deal with them.

My First Emotions is an amazing multisensory early childhood resource designed to help little ones from birth to three years learn to understand and manage emotions. Packed with engaging materials, connected tools and stimulating activities, it uses play, stories and music to encourage nourishing emotional development.

Children are not born knowing what their feelings are or how to cope with them. Children need other people, to teach them about emotions. This set will help children learn to identify their own emotions and begin to empathise with others.  My First Emotions is more than a cute box with high-quality materials. Created in collaboration with academics, it is based on the latest psychological research and focuses on five key emotions: love, happiness, sadness, anger and fear. Early emotional awareness lays the foundation for a healthy, happy life: emotionally, socially and mentally.

Perfect for childminders, nannies and home schoolers the parent’s guide and activity book give a wealth of ideas and information for things to do, allied with our activity plans that can be downloaded from our website.

Our activity book with over 60 activities makes it easy for parents, teachers and childminders to use My First Emotions straight away, taking full advantage of all aspects of the set and quickly putting into practice the wealth of knowledge that went into its creation. For teachers at Nurseries and Playgroups, My First Emotions is a great early learning experience, read about our Nursery case study.

My First Emotions meets the following characteristics of effective learning:

  • Playing and exploring: Finding out and exploring; Playing with what they know.
  • Active learning: Being involved and concentrating.
  • Creating and thinking critically: Having their own ideas.

Key areas of the EYFS are met through My First Emotions include:

  • Personal, social and emotional development: Managing feelings and behaviour; Making relationships.
  • Communication and language: Listening and attention; Understanding; Speaking

Watch My First Emotions in action:

Studies conclude that a child’s emotional health is far more important to their satisfaction levels as an adult than other factors, such as if they achieve academic success but children are not born knowing what their feelings are or how to cope with them. Children need other people, to teach them about emotions. This is where My First Emotions can help children learn to identify their own emotions and begin to empathise with others.  As part of a home school or pre-school curriculum with engaging, well designed activities and lesson plans, My First Emotions gives the opportunity to explore emotional development.

In association with PACEY, Skylark are offering a special discount code for September and October. Order via the Skylark Website and save £20 from the retail recommended price of £69.

Buy now with your exclusive discount code: earlylearning49

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