Emotions arise as a result or reaction to certain stimuli (events, activities, etc.). Even as an adult, emotions can be hard to deal with and process. How much more if children under childcare in New Orleans, Louisiana, experience heavy emotions? How do they deal with it?
Thankfully, there are easy ways to help children understand emotions. It is what we teach our children at our preschool in Louisiana. Emotions can be overwhelming, but understanding them can help them manage their emotions effectively. Here are some ways how to help children understand emotions:
- Using emojis or emoticons
Using emojis or emoticons and acting them out can be an effective method to help children understand emotions. Children should understand that some people express emotions through facial expressions.
- Labeling the emotion
Labeling the emotion can help children understand what they are feeling. Parents must listen carefully to their children’s feelings and identify what caused the emotion to arise. This activity requires the full and active participation of parents.
- Picturing scenarios
Picturing scenarios and describing the accompanying emotions are often used in childhood education. You can do this by telling a scene to the children. For instance, buying ice cream. Ask your children what they are feeling after imagining the scenario.
Children who can understand and process emotions can lead to lesser aggressions and more sense of compassion and empathy. If you need assistance helping your children understand emotions, you can rely on our day care in Louisiana. Call us at Kids World Preschool, and let us know what you need.