Happy times and happy days …..   

Being mad and being sad …..

Feeling lonely and afraid ……

We all experience a multitude of feelings and emotions.

Young children are just learning how to identify and handle the many emotions they experience throughout their day. Children that can recognize different emotions are much more likely to be able to regulate their behaviors, which is something needed for success in their daily lives.

Reading stories, role modeling, and using puppets to act out different emotions are all great activities to help children learn about their feelings. Other hands-on activities in this Unit include:

·       Patterning with ‘feelings faces’

·       Dancing with colors

·       Sculpting a ‘happy me’ out of clay

Children that understand and are in control of their emotions are more likely to be resilient in times of stress. This helps children successfully navigate school and everyday life.