'The Way I Feel': Learn how to use drama and imaginative play to target personal, social, and emotional development

From £395 per setting

This training session is for early years practitioners and teachers who want to learn how to create imaginary worlds, play drama games, and use techniques and approaches that target personal, social and emotional development (specifically emotional literacy) - without the use of props or costumes. Using resources from our award-winning activity pack of the same name, 'The Way I Feel' will show you how to bring an imaginary character to life - Gary the Mixed Up Frog. Gary is struggling with his feelings and, along with help from the children, is going to learn how to recognise, name and manage his big emotions. During the session, delegates will learn how to deliver drama games and activities centred around Gary, which will make a demonstrable difference to children's emotional literacy. They will also learn how to use our techniques to support their own specific intended outcomes.

No drama experience or drama skills required and perfect even for those who may consider themselves naturally reserved - if you can put on different voices when reading a story, or make children laugh by pulling a funny face, we can show you how easy it is to use Pyjama Drama in your practice to develop emotional literacy. 

There is no expectation for attendees to ‘perform’ or role play during this course, they will learn by observing the trainer; watching and evaluating teacher demonstration videos; participating in whole/small group discussions, and trying out techniques and drama games in pairs/small groups.

Perfect for teachers, LSAs, childminders, nursery staff, nannies, and SEND.


Half-day course perfect for INSET or twilight training

All our early years courses complement one another, and can be combined to make a longer training session should you wish 


Course includes:

  • Award-winning resources
  • Supporting documents
  • Pyjama Drama music
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Ongoing support

Aim of the course:

  • Equip participants with the techniques and know-how to develop children’s emotional literacy through drama and imaginative play


Intended outcomes:

  • Establish how drama and imaginative play targets children’s personal, social and emotional development, specifically their emotional literacy
  • Integrate three Pyjama Drama techniques into your practice
  • Lead Pyjama Drama activities with confidence, no matter what your prior experience of drama
  • Employ simple, tried-and-tested techniques that help children recognise, name, and manage their emotions