Have a discussion during snack about feelings. Alternatively, use a book with pictures of feelings.
Talk about actual situations or pictures in books. Ask why she thinks the child is showing a particular emotion.
The child hypothesizes what she thinks might be causing emotions in others based on situations or pictures.
Help early childhood educators and parents understand how reading storybooks is a good way to talk about emotions. Demonstrate how to talk about the characters’ actions, and feelings. Compare these to the child’s feelings and those of others she knows.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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