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While we on the topic of feelings and emotions, I thought we may have some fun today describing feelings with your children.
Being able to express emotions in appropriate ways is important for children's development of emotional intelligence. Before your children learns how to control their feelings, they need to be able to:
- Notice them
- Label them.
So this exercise is labeling the feelings and expressing the emotions through pictures.
Feelings like sad, happy, frustrated, bored, angry, excited, annoyed, nervous …
So let's start, what do you think these expressions are?
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You can use the images above (print out: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gokidsfunactivities/label.jpg) or draw some more facial expressions and / or get your children to draw some themselves.
The important point of this exercise is to guide your child with how they LABEL their feelings and emotions. The best way to help them to control their behaviour is to first let them identify and label their feelings. This applies to adults as well – being aware of our emotions and feelings is the first step to controlling our behaviour.
Print out this exercise sheet or create your own with your children.
Have fun and I look forward to hearing your feedback.