Posts tagged emotional freedom techniques
Teaching Emotions. Much More Than Faces on Flash Cards

Could teaching emotions be as simple as a deck of flash cards?...It’s a common resource in an early years classroom, flash cards with happy, excited, scared, sad and angry faces on them as part of a theme on ‘emotions’. Teaching a child to identify emotions can be taught in this manner. That is totally ok. However, in our experience a child can often be confused by such a black and white teaching practice as this is just touching on what emotions really are. We once had feedback that a usually happy child had begun talking about everything that made her angry. Her mother then realised that her kindergarten was focusing on one ‘emotion’ per week. As we know all children need to learn how to identify and express their emotions in order to manage them. However, teaching a child about emotions is a MUCH deeper concept and requires gentle exposure and practices.

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Steiner, Montessori, Reggio? Let's Talk Holistic Approaches

When people enter Whole Beings, they see a unique studio style space filled with creative learning stations, designed for prompt immersion by the entering child. Some will notice elements of Steiner philosophy, there will be natural wood materials and fantasy play. Montessori inspired learning can be seen as puzzles, patterning or real world experiences, such as involving the children in the nurturing of our plants. Let's not forget Reggio Emilia where the environment allows for child-led learning through experiences of touching, listening and observing. Which can honestly be seen throughout the entire space.

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