To teach children emotional literacy, practitioners use dolls. Children can talk to the doll about their difficult feelings and experiences by giving them a persona.
This 5 week, once per week course teaches practitioners how to use Persona dolls to help young children develop emotional literacy. Participants receive a doll and are required to give the doll a personality that is appropriate for the child group they are working with. Through their doll, they learn how to interact with children. Children can talk about their experiences with a doll that has a persona and background. The training involves group running in various practitioner contexts with supervision.
This course is for pre-school teachers, childcare workers and psychologists. It also applies to psychology and social work students.