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Brains and Behaviour for Kids (Micro Education)

June 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Micro Education presents:

Brains and Behaviour for Kids – how to hack your brain to build emotional intelligence


Stages 2 and up

2 two-hour workshops

Thursdays 8th and 15th June 11.30am-1.30pm


$60 (Paid by Tuesday 6th June)


Key areas of focus:

Understanding how our brains function

The relationship between thoughts and emotions

Useful strategies for dealing with difficult big feelings


When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Sometimes our brains can become overwhelmed with feelings of fear, sadness or anger, and when this happens, it’s confusing. These workshops give children straight forward ways to make sense of what’s happening in their brain as well as vocabulary to communicate their feelings and needs. The workshops explore how our upper and lower brain regions serve different functions that impact how we experience life at a level children can understand in a way that is engaging and fun.

This workshop draws on work by Dr Hazel Harrison as well as the book ‘The Whole Brain Child’ by Dr Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.


Curriculum links, PDHPE K-10 NSW syllabus content:

Values and Outcomes:

Refers to a sense of their own worth and dignity (V1)

  • expresses a realistic perception of their personal capabilities

Increasingly accepts responsibility for personal and community health (V4)

  • appreciates the need for shared responsibility and decision making
  • appreciates the need for safe practices in a range of situations and environments

Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems (PSS3.5)

Makes informed decisions and accepts responsibility for consequences (DMS3.2)

Explains and demonstrates strategies for dealing with life changes (GDS3.9)

Describes roles and responsibilities in developing and maintaining positive relationships (IRS3.11)


ABOUT: The space

Private home in Marrickville

On-street parking, 2 minute walk from buses on Marrickville Rd, 15 minute walk from Marrickville and Dulwich Hill train stations.


Micro Education – Catherine Sanchez | 0410 227 074