The Be the Jellyfish programme is designed to support schools in nurturing the social and emotional wellbeing of children in their care. The lessons are structured around sensory relaxation and include relaxing exercises in breathing, visualisation, and massage.
Based on their experiences teaching in primary schools, the creators were inspired to develop a programme that focusses on a child's specific social and emotional needs in order to fulfill their learning potential. Structured as one hour lesson plans, the activities included encourage children to relax, communicate and explore themselves creatively using art materials, peer massage, visualisation, bodywork, breathing, sensory equipment and mindfulness. This manual contains planning ideas for lessons, visualisation scenarios, illustrated bodywork exercises, photocopiable templates and posters to use in the classroom or one on one with a child.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 802 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 18 mm
Be The Jellyfish Training Manual is a delight; a comprehensive and fun-filled guide for any adult wishing to support the emotional and social well-being of children. Packed with ideas and easy-to-access plans and resources, it will preempt many of the questions adults may have when approaching this vital aspect of learning whilst also recognising the importance of nurturing creativity in the classroom. -- Sandra Hooper, Co-founder of Story Massage, www.storymassage.co.uk
This clear, practical and inspirational book is a gift to those who work with young children. It skilfully integrates some novel approaches to social and emotional learning, such as relaxation, movement, creativity and visualisation to cultivate and nurture wellbeing in spirits, hearts - and bodies - as well as minds. -- Katherine Weare, Professor, University of Southampton. Author of Happy Teachers Change the World.
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