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More Social & Emotional Skills Titles

Creative and practical resources, designed to help explore and support social and emotional development. Created for specific ages, social and life-situations, these resources initiate stimulated discussion and interaction.

  • A House Full of Emotions

    By Cego Publishers

    A House Full of Emotions is a proven and powerful tool to help older children name and identify feelings and how they affect their relationships with others. Delightfully illustrated, the activities are centred around the more advanced feelings of excited, lonely, unhappy, frightened, shy, ashamed,…

    GME – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • A Box Full of Feelings

    By Marina Kog, Julia Moons

    A Box Full of Feelings is designed to support the social-emotional development of children aged two to seven. The set is built around four basic feelings happy, sad, angry and afraid. The Box contains the basic material to get children involved in more than 20 different activities, all year round.…

    Pack – 2017-03-01
    Routledge

  • No Outsiders in Our School

    Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools

    By Andrew Moffat

    This brand new resource provides much needed support for every primary school in the delivery of the objectives outlined in the Equality Act 2010; and in the provision of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) for every child. It provides teachers with a curriculum that promotes…

    Paperback – 2015-12-16
    Routledge

  • The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus

    By Ian Long

    This unique visual thesaurus is designed to help writers of all ages to develop their emotional literacy. The book focuses solely upon emotions. Spanning circa 140 emotional words it is divided into three sections: ranges of emotions (offering a visual spectrum to be referred to by writers unsure…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Shrinking the Smirch

    The Young People's Edition

    By Jo Johnson

    Shrinking the Smirch: The Young People's Edition is a workbook to help young people manage stress, gain confidence, resist peer pressure and stay healthy. This book helps young people cope with the usual challenges of being a young adults including anxiety, peer pressure, exam stress, bullying,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge

  • Let's Talk

    Resilience

    By Sue Nicholls

    Let's Talk: Resilience are cards to improve communication and confidence. To understand more about resilience, these cards help to develop resilience skills and look at how to use different strategies to be resilient in difficult situations. Let's Talk: Resilience can be used: with adults and…

    FLC – 2015-08-21
    Routledge
    Games for Talking

  • Blob School

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    Blob School is an educational resource designed specifically for one of the main purchasers of the Blobs  -  teachers! This practical resource aims to cover all the key areas of school life so that teachers, assistants, school workers, pupils and parents can reflect upon a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-06
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • The Big Book of Blob Feelings

    Book 2, 2nd Edition

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    A special selection of photocopiable blob pictures designed for work on feelings. Arranged into four sections, the contents include: Blob Theory - Blob trees the id/ego/superego, needs, shadows Emotions - anger, anger cycle, calm, depression, disappointed, happy, hate, hyper, jealousy, lonely,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-30
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Shrinking the Smirch

    A Practical Approach to Living with Long Term Health Conditions

    By Jo Johnson

    Shrinking the Smirch is a unique workbook for anybody who is living with a long term physical or psychological condition including MS, Parkinson's, brain injury, epilepsy, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, stroke, cancer, depression, eating disorders, trauma or anxiety. The workbook asks the reader to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge

  • Blob Bereavement Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    This set of 48 cards carefully provides an introduction to the nature and experience of loss through bereavement. The cards are particularly designed to use with children who may be confronted with bereavement for the first time and have no experience or knowledge of how to understand and cope with…

    FLC – 2013-11-13
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Teaching Protective Behaviours to Young Children

    First Steps to Safety Programme

    By Carolyn Gelenter, Nadine Prescott, Belinda Riley

    This programme aims to provide children aged 4-7 years with awareness and strategies for keeping safe. Although it may be difficult to accept, children and young people from any community, including those with disabilities, can be put at risk of harm, abused or hurt, regardless of their age, gender…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24
    Routledge

  • Descriptions and Explanations - Communication Cards

    By Alison Roberts

    Descriptions and Explanations Cards Improving describing and explaining skills Alison Roberts. This activity is designed to help young people to improve their skills of describing and explaining; two important areas of narrative work. Sometimes although ordinary sentence structures may be managed…

    FLC – 2013-01-23
    Routledge

  • Motivating the Teenage Mind

    By Eva Hoffman

    Awakening intrinsic motivation in young people is the most important key to securing them a meaningful and successful life. No matter how much we know about how to learn, no lasting learning is likely to take place unless we want to learn; unless we are convinced of the reasons and have the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-31
    Routledge

  • The Blob Anger Book

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    When was the last time someone 'made you' angry? It's amazing just how many times in a day a situation arises that can 'cause us' to boil over. Anger management is a way to become more conscious of how we react to a situation which triggers us to become angry. Identifying these trigger points is…

    Paperback – 2012-03-30
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Giant Blob Tree Poster

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    The original Blob Tree was created in the early 1980s by Pip and Ian as an effective way of communicating with young people and adults who found reading difficult, and quickly proved to be accessible to children and young people of all ages. The Tree stands for a group, a family, an organisation,…

    Poster – 2012-01-28
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Behaviour Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    Behaviour is always in the news. Sometimes we praise people for their endeavour, their heroism and their love. Generally we complain about people for their laziness, arrogance, pettiness and bad behaviour. The media are full of it and our daily conversation is filled with what our acquaintances or…

    FLC – 2011-08-31
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • The Rainbow Game

    Rainbow promotes personal and social development in all age groups. The game facilitates the raising of self-awareness while developing communication skills between players. These skills are readily transferable to every day life encounters.  With three levels available - the third being the…

    GME – 2011-08-11
    Routledge

  • Anger Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    Anger can control our lives... or we can control our anger. Our feelings are so important to our life; if we start the day feeling low we can miss vital moments and interactions. We can be ruled by our feelings, especially those we learned as young children, such as anger or rejection as well as…

    FLC – 2011-01-28
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • How Do I... Make Choices?

    By Alison Roberts, Amy Roberts

    Making important choices can be so difficult that it may feel like a crisis for some people, with even the smallest choices proving challenging. These cards provide an ideal platform to help participants to make informed choices by: Practising; Expressing; and, Discussing the reasons for their…

    FLC – 2010-10-29
    Routledge

  • The Blobs Training Manual

    A Speechmark Practical Training Manual

    By Pip Wilson

    Discover the full potential of the Blobs! Eagerly awaited, this comprehensive resource book for understanding and using Blobs provides: a fantastic insight into Blobs and Blob Trees, their development and the theory behind them; clear instructions on how Blobs can be used to discuss a wide variety…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
    Routledge

  • Blob Feelings Ball

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    This is an animated way to discuss feelings Throw, roll, pass the ball and the recipient then chooses a blob character that best describes how they feel. The ball illustrates a variety of blob characters which depict various feelings such as: anger; happiness; sadness; wary; and fear. Approx size:…

    Paperback – 2010-01-30
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • How Do I...Make Friends?

    By Alison Roberts

    Many young people find making or keeping friends, or even understanding the purpose of having a friend a real struggle. Difficulties may arise in getting a friendship started, breaking into a popular group, or thinking of the most likely places to find people with similar interests. Help is needed…

    FLC – 2010-01-29
    Routledge

  • How Do I...Get a Job?

    By Alison Roberts

    This game is designed as a resource to help young people learn to understand and prepare for work experience, job-seeking, interviews and coping in the workplace. In particular young people with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum find interviews difficult in the same way as they may struggle with…

    FLC – 2010-01-29
    Routledge

  • Let's Talk

    Feelings

    By Nicholls Sue

    This book presents a card game to enable people to become more aware of their feelings. For adults and children; With individuals or in small groups, home, school (eg circle time, learning support), therapy; Adaptable: 5 min ice breaker to 6 separate workshop sessions; and it can be played with a…

    FLC – 2009-08-04
    Routledge
    Games for Talking

  • Family Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    The various family scenarios depicted in this set of cards provide an opportunity for individual or groupwork concerning all aspects of family life and the situations that arise from it. Each scenario is color coded with 6-9 cards telling a short story. The cards can also be used individually, or…

    FLC – 2009-03-31
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Big Book of Blobs

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    This is a photocopiable collection of blob pictures to promote discussion. These blob pictures offer a unique way to initiate discussion about all sorts of issues and subjects. They are organised into themes and scenarios that include: places - beach, cinema, cliff, concert, disco, homes,…

    Paperback – 2008-07-11
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Emotions Blob Cards

    By Pip Wilson, Ian Long

    Encourage young people to talk about emotions. What are the Blobs? They are neither male nor female, young or old, slave or free! They are open to interpretation. Each character could be you, your best friend or a personal enemy. What's true for you might be completely the opposite for someone else…

    FLC – 2008-05-07
    Routledge
    Blobs

  • Learning to Become Socially Talented Children

    By Karen Palmer-Roach

    This resource includes more than 70 worksheets to make social and emotional learning fun! This resource uses exciting graphics, games and activities to engage and stimulate children in the learning process. It deals with a wide range of issues that affect children today.…

    Paperback – 2008-01-28
    Routledge

  • Practical Ideas for Emotional Intelligence

    By Jacqui Blades

    This book covers a wide range of emotional literacy topics relevant to todays young people and can be used in any setting by learning mentors and other professionals. Each topic includes group and individual session activities, solutions to problems, take home tasks and tips for the professional.…

    Paperback – 2007-09-30
    Routledge

  • Moving on Up!

    Surviving School Transition for 10- to 12-Year-Olds

    By Newcastle City Council

    Designed with the help of pupils, this board game prepares students for making the transition to a new school - whether from First to Middle, Middle to High or Primary to Secondary. Using four sets of question cards, covering motivation, solution, school and responsibility, students will learn…

    GME – 2006-03-09
    Routledge

  • Therapeutic Groupwork with Children

    By Joost Drost, Sydney Bayley

    This hands-on workbook is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work with young children, both in clinics and schools, including teachers, activity leaders and therapists. It provides an overview of the book's basis in humanistic philosophy, a discussion of the role of group leaders and…

    Paperback – 2001-06-28
    Routledge

  • Sometimes I Feel ...

    By Pia Jones

    This beautifully illustrated card set is a practical tool for promoting emotional literacy with children aged from 4 to 8 years. The central characters (a boy and a girl) express and share their different feelings, both positive and difficult, using the language of metaphor, for example, 'Sometimes…

    FLC – 1999-01-01
    Routledge

  • The Emotional Curriculum for Young Adults

    The Emotional Curriculum for Early Teens is an emotional literacy programme for KS3. It provides secondary school staff with a flexible and comprehensive approach to promoting the emotional literacy and well being of young people in their care. Introducing the Focus on Feelings programme, it…

    LLF – 1999-01-01
    Routledge

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