Promoting Emotional Literacy Through Drawing
This fun, imaginative book offers children a way to develop their emotional literacy skills through creativity and drawing. The new edition has been re-imagined as a child-friendly activity book that can be completed independently, with beautiful new illustrations and more than ten extra activities.
For professionals, the book is designed to be flexible and photocopiable, so that it can be used in a range of educational and therapeutic settings. The accompanying instructions and guidance are now available online, with a clearly stated aim for each activity, a suggested outline of how to facilitate and three optional follow-on ideas. There are now also three Monitoring and Evaluation templates included in the online booklet, one for individual work, one for group work and one for whole-class work.
The resource is divided into three themed sections:
- Self-esteem: Activities exploring identity, personal empowerment, aspirations and values and important relationships in a child’s life
- Emotions: In this section, children are invited to consider a range of complex feelings such as excitement, jealousy and disappointment
- Empathy and Imagination: These activities guide children towards an awareness of other people’s experiences, emotions and feelings
Suitable for both parents and professionals, this book is an invaluable resource for anybody looking to improve the emotional awareness and well-being of young people.