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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

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

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

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

Teach Your Child This Simple Concept to Reduce Anxiety and Drama

  Katie loved the animal rug at preschool.  Katie especially loved the picture of the rooster.  Every morning, Katie would race to the rug to stand on the rooster, until the morning that Evan got there first.  (Cue dramatic music).  This was NOT OK with Katie and she fell to the floor in anguish, screamingRead more

The Sky Is Falling; On Being an Anxious Child And How You Can Help Yours

  ONE day Henny-penny was picking up corn in the cornyard  when–whack!–something hit her upon the head. ‘Goodness gracious me!’ said Henny-penny; ‘the sky’s a-going to fall; I must go and tell the king.’ The story of Henny Penny, AKA Chicken Little is an age old children’s classic.  Written in 1850, it describes a henRead more