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Best Feelings Games For Children

If you’re reading this, you probably care quite a bit about your child’s ability to process feelings, demonstrate self-regulation and be a kind, empathetic person.  This is so important, right?  Probably more so than academic skills like reading and math ( in my humble opinion).  Social emotional skills will be the backbone of your child’sRead more

Products For Little Worriers

Do you have a little person in your life who worries?  We found some amazing products that may help!  Check out these neat items, all found on Amazon.  Easy breezy to get and great things to try with your little worrier.   The Irish Fairy Door Company Interactive Worry Plaque  $29.95  This cool wall mountedRead more

This Book Could Spell Success For Your Fearful Preschooler

Children in between the ages of 4-8 are learning and growing everyday.  Not only are they beginning to develop academic skill such as reading and math, but they are also figuring out life.  Books are powerful teaching tools.   While many deal with concepts such as letters, numbers and colors, few cover topics such asRead more

Fun Social Emotional Videos (Volume Two)

So many great videos on feelings!  This is the Sesame Street edition…  Read more

How Does Her Face Look? Teaching Your Child to Read Facial Expressions.

A social skill that we adults often take for granted is the ability to decipher how someone is feeling by reading his or her facial expressions.  We probably do this multiple times a day without giving it a second thought.   Interestingly, it is not a skill that most are born with.  It takes lotsRead more

Eggspressions Game by Hape. Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Eggspressions is a “game of feelings” by Hape.  All toys by Hape are generally high quality, with this game being no exception.  Each Eggspressions game comes with six wooden eggs, each with a face portraying a different feeling – afraid, angry, excited, happy, sad, and shy.  It also comes with matching bases for each egg,Read more

A Social Story: Overcoming A Fear Of Spiders

  Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about being scared of a spider, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together or google images of spiders if you want to add a visual (happy, cartoon spiders might be best but realRead more

Bugs, Beards, Escalators, and Everything In Between. How to Help Your Child Through Common Fears

As a three year old, I was pretty fearless, but there was one thing that scared the heck out of me – escalators.  They were tall, they were steep, they moved, and I was pretty sure that you could get sucked in at the bottom.  I vividly remember crying and screaming when it was theRead more

Why Read Books About Feelings To Your Child?

Young children are navigating new social and emotional situations everyday.  From friendship skills to problem solving to self-control, there are many things to learn in order to be successful in later childhood.  Read more