Resources for Emotional Literacy Support Assistants - ELSA Support

This link  is for an Isolation diary. You might find this helpful when you have to be at home in isolation. 

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Useful Apps that you can download to your phone or tablet.

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

(Android, iPhone, iPad )

Breathe, Think, and Do with Sesame is a free app that helps you learn to deal with frustrating situations using the "breathe, think, do" method.

You will learn to take long, deep belly breaths to calm down, think of a few strategies to handle the problem, and then do those things. You will develop resilience as you overcome your frustrations and challenges.

Even young children of two to five can become more aware of their own emotions.

Breathe, Think, Do features your favourite Sesame Street characters to help teach you skills such as problem-solving, self-control, planning and perseverance.

 

Children's Bedtime Meditations for Sleep & Calm

 

Children's Bedtime Meditations for Sleep & Calm

(Android)

Anxiety, fear, and stress can lead to sleeplessness.

Tiredness can amplify negative emotions. A vicious circle can form!  If you are a night time worrier kept from sleep by an unquiet mind, this app can help you!

This app is free and comes with six meditations that can be added to with in-app purchases. The gentle stories, soothing music and soft sounds are designed to calm and distract your mind so that you can drift off to sleep naturally. Try it once, for free, and see how it works. There's nothing to lose and a good night's sleep to gain.

 

The Zones of Regulation

 

The Zones of Regulation

( iPhone, iPad )

With this app you identify the coloured 'zone' that you are in which matches to different groups of emotions. For example, anger is in the red and sadness in the blue. The app then guides you through these emotions and how to deal with them. The intention is to take you through the negative emotions into the calm and content ones. There are not many apps that link a child's love of games with mental wellbeing so this is one to check out.

 

 

Mindful Powers™

 

Mindful Powers™

(Android, iPhone, iPad )

Mindful Powers is one the best mindfulness app aimed at children aged between 7 and 10. The technique of mindfulness has been very positively received by many of those who have taken the time to learn and practice it. Adults have embraced mindfulness apps to aid their learning and practice too. 

You will find child-friendly graphics that have a dreamy quality and the audio is something of an ethereal soundscape. Guided stories lead you towards calmness and focus while a timer option helps you to apply what they you learned to real life.

 

Smiling MindSmiling Mind

 

(Android, iPhone, iPad )

Smiling Mind is designed to help ease the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life. This app has a fantastic section on Mindfulness in the Classroom and your teacher might choose to use this. It is created for children for age groups, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18 and adults. The app helps you to keep track of your progress over time with how many sessions you complete and how your emotions change.

 

 

 

 

 

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