The ‘in-the-moment-labelling’ approach in practice

During puppet play, this ASN teacher builds on her pupil’s emerging knowledge of the emotion words happy and sad using the ‘in-the-moment’ labelling approach using a symbol keyring of emotion words. By labelling the emotions happy or sad using a spoken word and a symbol while the child is actually experiencing an emotion himself or […]

Emotion Words Carpet Game

Emotion Works Outdoors: An Early Years Case Study

This is Me: Body Parts Song Prompt

Developing Vocabulary with The Nativity Story

Red Cog Box: Exploring Body Sensations using props

Emotion Pumpkins – Non Scary Halloween Activity

A non-spooky Halloween idea for the Orange Cog in the Early Years.Using symbols to support, Nursery children drew facial expressions for different emotion words on cut out pumpkin shapes.Children selected a symbol to draw and were encouraged to name it using an emotion word. The practitioner confirmed or gently corrected the emotion word and then used […]

Planning and Teaching Using an Interactive Symbol Display (Health Week)

Developing an Early Understanding of the Orange Cog Concept with a focus on word learning

Exploring Feeling Unwell (Asthma) with symbol support