This week in Guidance, we talked about feelings. We read Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis and played several different games to help develop our emotional vocabulary and awareness of the feelings of others. Your child will benefit from having an expansive emotional vocabulary in many ways. It plays a large role in helping your child build empathy—a skill that is essential in showing caring behavior toward others. It also helps your child read social cues—a skill that will help them better monitor people's reactions to their behaviors and respond in a socially appropriate manner. Children who are able to identify and express their own feelings are also going to be much more effective in resolving conflicts with peers.
Here is a website that you might enjoy trying at home: