In this week’s article we looked at self-regulation (if you missed it, find it here). Being able to recognise and respond to our feelings is a key part of emotional literacy. However, frequently, in my work as a teacher, therapist and in my work with parents, we find that many children struggle to know the names of feelings and how they affect them.
Feelings faces are a great way to start conversations with children. For younger children, they may use a smaller repertoire of feelings names, however for older children, being able to understand what different feelings are and how they affect them helps them to express their emotions more effectively.
You can use the feelings faces as a stand alone activity, or in conjunction with some of our other downloads such as the fear worksheet (here) or the feelings house (here) or our feelings iceberg (here).
You might also explore the way that feelings move using our Adventures of Brian Feelings Cards (shop here) and combine it with the feelings faces once you have established their internal feelings to connect the emotional literacy dots.
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