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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

Why Watching the Sad Part of the Movie is OK

Disney movies are a hallmark of childhood.  I loved them and my boys did too.  But I always wondered why Disney chooses to kill off parents in seemingly every single movie. Bambi (mother shot), The Fox and the Hound (mother shot), Jungle Book (mother killed by tiger), Tarzan (mother killed by leopard), The Hunchback ofRead more

Fun Social Emotional Videos (Volume Two)

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

Fun Social Emotional Videos (Volume One)

If you are like most parents, you have a certain “reliance” on YouTube.  Perhaps its when you are waiting on a prescription at the drugstore and your child is restlessly taking magazines off of the shelf.  Perhaps its when you are trying to get dinner on the table.  Perhaps its waiting on a flight atRead 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

Etsy Products We Love.

One of our favorite places to look for social emotional products is Etsy.  Because so many mamas, dads and teachers have Etsy shops on the side, it is a fantastic way to see what ideas are working for others.  Check out what we found:   Blue Umbrella Designs is selling this awesome feelings chart.  ThisRead more

Five Ways to Help Your Child Overcome Sad Feelings

Sadness is a fact of life.  Everyone feels sad sometimes.  Some situations are a little sad (a broken toy) and some are really really sad (a pet dies). The first step in helping your child work though sad feelings is to help him put a name to the feeling. Your toy broke!  I’m sorry, IRead 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