Interoception is our 8th sense and it is the pre-requisite skill for self-regulation. At the Grove Education Centre we incorporate Interoception into our daily curriculum across all environments. We have developed indoor and outdoor Interoception spaces using funds from a Department for Education Interoception grant.

There are a number of resources to support the explicit teaching of interoceptive awareness in school sites and at home. Please see the parent booklet containing Interoception activities that you can do with your children at home.

In this booklet, you will find lots of activities you can complete with your child throughout your day and ways in which you can incorporate the language into activities you are already doing. By encouraging our children to connect to themselves during everyday activities, we help our children to identify their body signals, recognise when their body signals change, and act or respond in a socially acceptable way to these body signals.

The great thing about Interoception activities is that you can create your own with your child. Any activity that changes their body state can be used to encourage noticing how their body feels.

We hope you find this booklet useful to help your children deal with big emotions.

Click here to view the parent booklet