Naming and Expressing Feelings
Teach children to understand and manage their big feelings.
- Print out this page and ask kids to point to a face and name the emotion. Give examples of when one of you has felt (or might feel) that way: “I feel ecstatic (really happy and excited) when it’s my birthday,” or “I felt sad when I broke my favorite toy” or “I feel frustrated if I have to wait to use the swing.” Explain that all the feelings are okay.
- Invite children to look at the feeling faces and choose one feeling to show on their own face. Try to guess what that feeling is. Can kids think of a time when they felt that way?
- Repeat with the different feelings. When challenging behavior occurs in the future, ask kids to name their feelings. You can refer to the chart, too.
“First/Then” Boards: Managing Daily Routines
A printable tool to help children know what to expect in their daily routines and activities.
Planning for Play in Daily Routines
A printable page to plan moments of playfulness during daily routines.
Provider-Parent Communications Log
A printable page to help parents and caregivers communicate about a child’s day.
Lesson Planning Practice
A tool to plan opportunities for learning connected to monthly and weekly themes.
Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Around Routines
An article offering strategies for communication with parents/caregivers.
Shaping an Engaging Learning Environment
Your space is full of opportunities for children to learn and grow!
Planning Our Days: Creating Schedules for Children
Planning ahead can help you be intentional about the learning of the children in your care!