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Children with emotional education build a healthy sense of self-awareness, tolerate frustration better, get into fewer fights, and engage in less self-destructive behaviour than children who do not have a strong foundation. These children are also healthier, less lonely, less impulsive, and more focused, and they have greater academic achievement. . Hence the importance of starting emotional education early in life.
Emotional literacy is the ability to identify, understand, and respond to emotions in oneself and others in a healthy manner.
Children who can label their emotions are on their way to becoming emotionally competent.
How can an adult help the child?
By Expressing our Feelings. One way to help children learn to label their emotions is to have healthy emotional expressions modelled for them by the adults in their lives. For example, “Oh boy, that is frustrating” I better take a deep breath. Healthily showing our emotions is the best way to teach children how to express feelings.
Label Children’s Feelings. When we provide feeling names for children’s emotional expressions, we make a child’s feeling vocabulary grow. For example, you look happy, or I can see that …make you feel sad. As children’s feeling vocabulary develops, their ability to correctly identify feelings in themselves and others also progresses.
Play Games, Sing Songs, and Read Stories with New Feeling Words. Adults can enhance children’s feeling vocabularies by introducing games, songs, and storybooks featuring new feeling words. Parents, Teachers and other caregivers can adapt songs such as “If you’re happy and you know it” with different feelings or Hello, how are you today? And ask Are you feeling happy? Are you feeling sad? And so on.
The adult can show pictures with different expressions and then give them a mirror to copy the expression.
Can put in a container some expression pictures and pass around when the music stops a child take one picture and try to copy it, ask what makes him feel that way.
You can also play to guess the emotion. One child makes the expression, and the other guess.
Read books and ask about the emotions.
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If we help children develop a strong sense of empathy, we are helping them build a sense of security, a sense of belonging, build strong relationships and as research showed us positioning them well for learning and improve their mental health.
Sometimes children make fun of their friends without realizing that their words hurt other’s feelings. In this case when Monkey realized that Lou was terribly sad stopped the chant.
Empathy is the ability to understand what other people feel. We can teach young children empathy by being good role models, empathizing and respecting their feelings. Caring for others and providing opportunities for children to practice empathy by giving examples and talking about how they feel and what they think
Prekinder activities, Early childhood education, child development, educational resources
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MEET THE CHARACTER
Our main character, Lou, is a young Lion (2 ½ years old). Lou is a strong, healthy, independent, fearless, lively and friendly Lion with solid legs and the loudest roar that you ever heard. With vivacious rounded, big orangey-brown eyes with big round pupils. His eyes twinkle when he roars, and he always moves his nose up and down when he tries to make his friends laugh. His nose is pink with black dots. His ears are rounded and twitch when he gets nervous. Lou expresses his mood by facial expression. The mane is the most notorious part of his body; it is a blend of golden yellow and orange, bushy, thick and shiny. It moves gently with the breeze when Lou walks or runs. For his size, he has grown almost an adult mane. When Lou walks, he ambles and coordinates, moving the head from side to side, as if it with pride and elegance, and when he runs, he does it with solid and dramatic movements fling his precious mane. Lou is very proud of it. It is his most valuable possession.
But Lou has a “secret” he is afraid of going bald. But why? Lou is trying to teach us how to face fears. Even if he is afraid he faces it, he is looking for help. Help and support that he finds in his friends.
Why do I decide to write?
I always like to tell stories to my children in my daycare. Covid 19 makes me rethink what is essential in life what I want to give. Teaching children is my passion, but it is not teaching them only the academic things that are very important, and nowadays, they have so many ways to learn them. It guides them, teaches them social and emotional skills, makes them appreciate each other, and acknowledges their feelings and others' feelings. Today more than ever, I believe that we need to reinforce our social relations and teach our children ways of healthy social interactions and ways to deal with emotional situations and problems. We open the door to learn and talk about important topics for our social well-being through reading.
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Lou and his Mane is a delightful picture book about friendship, facing fears, problem solving, and getting along with siblings. Lou is a brave young Lion who loves his mane. Everyone knows he is proud of it, but Lou has a secret. He is terribly afraid of going "bald”. One morning, he wakes up to find his worst nightmare has come true: His mane is gone! Lou looks everywhere for his mane, but cannot find it. He decides to ask his friends to help. Giraffe, Snake, Monkey, and Crocodile work together to help Lou as he searches throughout the jungle for his mane. Finally, he spots something peculiar in the distance, slowly moving towards him. What could it be? Join Lou and his friends as they solve the mystery of the missing mane!