Emotional Literacy

This Booklet has been created to help you have a greater understanding of what Emotional Literacy is, how it helps to protect children's mental health and wellbeing, and how to utilise it in your home.

Practical tips and activity ideas.

Please take a look at the dates for our next Emotional Literacy webinar.

Emotional Literacy - Free book download for parents - child mental health
Thinking about Empathy
Thinking about Empathy

A download to support the book 'When I care About Others' there is also a video on our YouTube channel that goes alongside this FREE download.

Anger Volcano
Anger Volcano

Helping children to understand how their anger feels at the top of the volcano as well as at different points on the scale. Then we can help children to learn how to recognise triggers and use different coping strategies.

Feelings Chart
Feelings Chart

This feelings chart is a valuable tool to help model and nurture emotional literacy development, it also helps children learn tools to self-regulate and relax.

Emotion Iceberg
Emotion Iceberg

Big emotions can feel very uncomfortable, but what is underneath them? Based on The Anger Iceberg from the Gottman Institute this activity helps children to understand and explore their emotions. It can also be used to help children work out how they feel about a situation by putting the scenario at the top and then putting thoughts, feelings and images about it underneath. Can be used as a tool in restorative conversations as well.

Emoji Activities
Emoji Activities

Using emojis can be a fun way to introduce emotional literacy activities and have fun games. This download has sheets of emojis as well as activity ideas for you to explore.

Emoji Bingo
Emoji Bingo

Play BINGO and nurture Emotional Literacy development at the same time. Laminate to reuse and save paper or print for classroom activities.

Emoji Heart Scavenger Hunt
Emoji Heart Scavenger Hunt

We LOVE this Emoji heart scavenger hunt. Cut and hide the hearts around the house or garden and then when they find them both answer some of the questions - there is a YouTube video on our channel demonstrating.

Feeling Faces
Feeling Faces

Fun and suitable for children from pre-school age upwards. Look in the mirror and pull the face first or just have a chat and look through books. No right or wrong - it should be fun and lighthearted.

Match the Emotion
Match the Emotion

A simple matching activity for children from early years upwards - activity extension idea on sheet.