My Worry Thermometer
‘The Worry Thermometer’ has been designed to support children and young people with identifying their feelings and emotions on a scale.
Scaling a problem can help it to seem more manageable but also support the young person in tracking their progress and identifying triggers for their worries.
This resource features The Scribbles Crew, a group of friendly looking emotions characters that can be created by any child. They are just that: scribbles!
How could this resource be used?
- To support emotional regulation.
- To support emotional literacy and identifying different levels of worry.
- To support a child 1:1.
- To support all children as part of a classroom display.
Which statutory England PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?
*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.
- KS1: H19 – to recognise when they need help with feelings; that it is important to ask for help with feelings; and how to ask for it.
- KS2: H17 – to recognise that feelings can change over time and range in intensity.
Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive relationships. I know that it is not always possible to enjoy good mental health and that if this happens there is support available.
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