Social Emotional Mental Health Resources
Lego Play Resources
Below you will find a basic PowerPoint which introduces and explains the principles of Lego Play and how this can be used to develop social, communication skills. The short PowerPoint outlines the three main roles within a Lego Play session. You will also find resources to support this below, including Job descriptions, group rules, word cards and challenge cards.
Five-point Scale Resources
Below you will find examples of the incredible 5-point scale which are aimed at supporting children in recognising, managing and regulating different emotions. It helps them measure how they are feeling and provides strategies to support the return to ‘calm’ through a personalised approach. These scales can be personalised and adapted to support in a variety of different scenarios and contexts. You will find a combination of complete, partially complete and blank scales so that you can personalise as required.
These cards focus on basic emotions and can be used in a variety of ways to support children’s understanding and recognition of different emotions. These can be used in many ways such as flash cards, snap, pairs, memory, discussion cards or however you choose. There are three blank cards which can be used to personalise if there are particular emotions you wish to focus on.
Below you will find a small selection of social stories that have been selected to support at home. Social stories are a supportive way of sharing expectations whilst acknowledging and reassuring how an individual feels in a variety of different situations and scenarios. You will find a Social Story guide for parents which explains the development of social stories and how they should be used to have the greatest effect. School are fortunate to have a social story library so please get in touch if you think there is one your child may benefit from that is not available on this page.