Take a piece of paper or small blanket and hold it in front of your face. Slowly lower it down to reveal your face showing an emotion. Children guess the emotion you are feeling, and then show everyone their face with that same emotion. Then, talk about what might make you feel this way.
How do you explain what emotions are to kids?
A great way to help kids learn about feelings is to discuss how various characters in books or TV shows may feel. Pause to ask, “How do you think he feels right now?” Then, discuss the various feelings the character may be experiencing and the reasons why. Talking about other people’s feelings also teaches empathy.
How do you introduce emotions to preschoolers?
Here are some ways you can help your child learn the language they need to express their feelings:
- Sing songs to help young children learn how to express their feelings. …
- Use games and activities to teach children about feelings. …
- Watch kid-friendly videos about feelings.
How do preschoolers talk about emotions?
Ask children how they feel and notice children’s feelings throughout the day. For example, when a child has a concern or problem, ask questions or make comments like, “How are you feeling? or “It looks like you might be feeling sad about something.” Talk with children throughout the day about emotions.
How do I teach my child to understand emotions?
Be a role model – Kids learn about feelings and how to express them appropriately by watching others. Show your child how you’re feeling about different situations and how you deal with those feelings. Encourage with praise – Praise your child when they talk about their feelings or express them in an appropriate way.
What do emotions tell us?
Emotions tell others that we’re dealing with stressors and may need support. Emotions have wisdom. They tell us something important in our life is changing or needs attention.
How do you express your feelings in words?
Spend some time alone thinking about how you’re feeling. Come up with specific words that describe exactly how you feel. Instead of saying you feel ‘bad’ – find more specific words like afraid, frustrated, upset or anxious. Remember feelings are often described in one word (happy, excited, sad, angry).
At what age can a child control their emotions?
While emotional regulation learning begins in one’s toddler years, research shows that it generally takes kids until they are 8 or 9 to really have significant control of it.