• Simple games and exercises help children recognise, name and deal with their feelings in a positive way. For example, emotions can be seen as colours - children might imagine bathing in yellow light to help themselves feel happy
  • Affirmation games help children recognise what they are good at, and encourage them to keep trying if they are less good at something
  • Children and teachers agree on rules for Relax Kids sessions and understand why rules are there and how they help them
  • Whole-group and partner based activities help children develop social skills
  • Peer massage helps children learn to respect one another. Children touch very gently and ask permission before giving a massage, and thank you to finish
  • Children learn the importance of taking care of their own health and wellbeing
  • Circle games help children learn to take turns and listen politely to each other
  • Group affirmation exercises help children understand the positive affect of kind words and actions. Children learn to respect each other’s social and cultural differences and similarities
  • Peer massage helps children learn the difference between positive touch and negative touch. Massage in schools can help reduce bullying and aggression
  • Children have their efforts rewarded with lots of positive feedback from peers and teachers

Speaking & Listening, Drama

  • Children discover new ways of expressing themselves, using mime, facial expression, movement and sound.
  • Games improve children’s confidence speaking, either take turns talking to the whole group, or continually moving around the room talking to different individuals.
  • Children learn to understand when to be quiet and when to listen to each other or the teacher.