Supporting Emotional Expression


Things you'll need for this activity

  • Read Social Story with your child ‘When I am Feeling Sad, Frustrated or Angry’. 

What is the learning in this activity?

Ages: Age 4+

Purpose: To support children to begin to understand and express their emotions and self regulation skills.

Let's play!

1. Read the social story together and talk about the different feelings in the story and compare the feelings to how you feel.

2. What makes you feel this way?

3. Talk together about ideas to help you when your feelings and emotions are effecting your  behaviour and interactions.

Let's talk

Qs - What can we do that makes us feel happy and calm?

Extension - Create a list of ideas with your child and put it in a place that is visual.

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