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. This would be easy for younger children to understand and we love that it's made of felt. $15.00
Zooble sells these adorable and colorful Waldorf emotions dolls. These would be fantastic for pretend play or games. $16.90
Zooble also sells these pretend felt bandages. Great for medical play and who doesn't love a band-aid? $18.50
Designs by Raja makes these cool felt emotions spinners. These would be great for bedtime "How was your day?" conversations or anytime that a visual would be helpful. $8.00
All About Feelings has this great feelings "flipper" that has solutions to the feelings on the back. This would work well for ages 4 and up. $18.00
Lastly, and perhaps the most fun, Life Remembered will take your personal photos and turn them into a custom photo book of feelings. It is a bit pricey but totally awesome! $65.00 Use the promo code FLEDGLING10 to get $10 off your next purchase with Life Remembered (expires 3/31/16).
That's all for now! We are continuously impressed with how creative these Etsy folks are and will be adding to this list periodically. These are all wonderful gift options for young children and will be great additions to your home or classroom.
Let Them Fly!