EQ Class Visits: The Sharks!

This month, on top of my regular visits to classes to teach EQ lessons, I am also visiting to watch the teachers do their lessons. I watched a Shark lesson last week and was so impressed. They have grown tremendously since January. The children all are able to articulate how they are feeling and work […]

EQ August: I am special!

What an incredible day in the Angelfish Class! The talent show was an incredible success with all the children confidently displaying their talents. Even the teachers surprised us all with Nawaal’s ‘I am special!’ rap, Bonita’s singing and Andre playing the guitar! There is an energy in school today with the other teachers discussing a […]

June EQ Theme: I can solve problems!

This month’s emotional literacy theme is on Problem Solving! Being able to solve problems is such an important skill in life and it can either stifle or propel people along in their endeavors. It is important to start teaching a problem solving process to children as young as you can. We all have a way […]

I can do it

Dear Parents, Today I did an EQ lesson with each class on being positive. We sang a song that I have asked them to sing it to you: I can do it! I can do it! Yes I can, yes I can! If I get it wrong, if I get it wrong, I’ll try again, […]

May EQ Theme : I can be positive!

This month is, ‘I can be positive!’ We all have positive and negative thoughts and beliefs tumbling around in our heads throughout the day and even in the night. Managing these ‘thoughts/beliefs’ is a process that can have huge affects on a child’s emotions and beliefs about the world they live in. NATS and PATS?!? […]

April EQ Theme: I am a good friend!

This months theme has been about FRIENDSHIPS, ‘I am a good friend’ The teachers are making an special effort to highlight what makes a good friend and why it’s important to be kind and share. Some useful tips and reminders about promoting friendship and play at home: Schedule playdates and ensure they have activities ready […]

March EQ Theme: I am special!

This month we will be focusing on the development of self-awareness and self-esteem. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how someone ‘feels’ about themselves and is often a result of the experiences they have had in life. Children have different temperaments which can affect how sensitive and resilient they are but life experiences also have a […]

Introduction to Emotional Literarcy

We started a new program in 2013 designed to help our children develop their emotional literacy (EQ). Emotional Intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, manage and express ones emotions and the emotions of others. In education and in the field of psychology more and more evidence is highlighting the benefits of delivering a […]