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Social Skills

A Day in the Life of Dingle Duck

27.50

An easy-to-use resource for exploring feelings in everyday situations with young children

By E A Morris

Meet Dingle Duck, a charming character who encounters all kinds of emotional situations, from a happy birthday surprise to an annoying time when another duck knocked over his tower of bricks. These drawings act as prompts for discussions in Circle Time or one-to-one time so that children can safely explore the emotions involved in everyday situations. Building up a good emotional vocabulary and emotional awareness is an important first step for young children as they develop social, personal and behavioural skills. This resource, developed by specialists in this field, will give early years' practitioners an excellent tool to enhance their work in this vital area of child development.
 

The situations are:

  • Afraid - scared of his own shadow
  • Anxious - running late for a visit
  • Blissful - eating an ice cream
  • Brave - confronting his shadow
  • Determined - building a tower
  • Eager - running into the sea
  • Excited - birthday surprise
  • Friendly - meeting a friend
  • Furious - another duck knocks down the tower
  • Gentle - patting a little duck


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  • Happy - playing in the water
  • Helpful - tidying up toys
  • Impatient - waiting for a bus
  • Important - displaying a reward badge
  • Miserable - looking unhappy in the rain
  • Pleased - receiving a trophy
  • Proud - receiving a reward
  • Quiet - sitting and reading
  • Tired - sitting alone
  • Wonderful - opening the window onto a beautiful day

Ages up to 6

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