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Frightening events and how to help children cope

May 23, 2017
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After last night’s terror attack on those poor innocent people I thought I would collate some information together to help you talk to children. What do you say? How do you deal with this? What questions might they ask? I know that children do need ‘age appropriate’ truth. If you shield them they will find […]

Hampshire ELSA Conference 7th June 2017

May 22, 2017
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Hampshire ELSA Conference 2017 ELSA Support is working with the organisers of the Hampshire ELSA Conference to provide a free pack of resources for the conference. You will be able to download these on the day of the conference. Here are the details if you want to go to this conference. There is a form […]

International day of Happiness – 20th March 2017

March 1, 2017
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International day of Happiness – 20th march 2017 Here is a booklet which can be used as a booklet for one child or you could photocopy the individual sheets and use those with a group or class. Download: What makes me happy Happy Hannah tells you about all the things you need to do to increase […]

A Spoken Relaxation – On your little boat by Isabel Brooks

February 18, 2017
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Isabel Brooks Yoga teacher and ELSA A huge thank you to Isabel Brooks who is an ELSA and Yoga teacher. She has sent this lovely relaxation for you to try with children. Isabel has her own Facebook Page which I urge you to follow. Isabel has also written another blog post on the site and […]

Mind Monsters Poetry

September 6, 2016
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Mind Monsters Poetry I have written a poem for each Mind Monster and they are available in a little PDF book for free! However although they are free they are still copyright to me. You can use them in the classroom with children but they must not be shared or used in any other way […]

The Day Poppa Turned into a Star

August 24, 2016
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The Day Poppa Turned into a Star The Day Poppa Turned into a Star – A delightful little book which is perfect for opening up conversation on death, dying or loss and is the first book in the #breakingthesilence series. Very simple text and delightful images make this book perfect for sharing with a young […]

Lapbooks galore

July 8, 2016
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Lapbooks galore Lapbooks galore – I have now made 5 lapbooks! I have had such a fantastic response to these resources. Children seem to love them which of course is fabulous! If you have any ideas of any others that you would like then please do comment below. Also feel free to comment below about […]

Transition to another school or class Lapbook

June 14, 2016
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Transition to another school or class – After the creation of the ‘Feelings Lapbook’ and the ‘Self esteem’ lapbook I thought I would try and create one for transition and this is the result. My idea for this is that this can be built with a child, combining lessons and creativity and craft. Each component can be […]

Isabel Brooks Yoga

April 26, 2016
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I was very excited when Isabel agreed to write a guest post for the website. Isabel is an ELSA and a Yoga teacher. She also teaches mindfulness. You can follow Isabel on Facebook where she has her own Yoga Page. (click to go to her page) Thank you so much Isabel for writing this piece. I […]

The Queen’s Birthday PSHE ideas

April 19, 2016
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The Queen’s 90th birthday is on April 21st 2016 and this is that start of celebrations which will be happening throughout April, May and June. I came across a posting on Facebook of a teacher wanting PSHE ideas for the Queen’s birthday and it got me thinking of all sorts of ideas which I am going […]