Kiitos@21stCenturyPreschools Newsletter 3 | Page 4

Tuesday 12 th Picturebooks and Emotional Intelligence Sandie Mourão The teacher trainer started with a question: “what is Emotional Intelligence?”, and the group participated in a discussion about the question. According to Salovery & Mayer “emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide ones’ thinking and actions” (1990, pg.189). relationships; and self-motivation. The teacher trainer showed how one can work the different basic emotion, with flashcards, games with dice, songs, and how and why we can use picturebooks. We can see emotion in the illustrations, observe how others show and deal with emotional situations; manage challenge; learn different strategies and should be accompanied by a discussion with children. Sandie explained that one can divide the Emotional Intelligence in five difference strands: self-awareness; managing one’s emotions; empathy; handling Finally, all groups chose a book, read the story and prepared it, that is, how to tell the story and which emotion the book was about. It was a very enjoyable moment. 4