Growth and Development

Name That Emotion!

Name that emotion

Preschoolers are ready to understand their feelings and the feelings of others.

  • Teaching about feelings is important for preschoolers.
  • Strong feelings can make it hard to make good choices, and may lead to bad behavior.
  • Preschoolers are ready to understand their feelings and the feelings of others.
  • You can help your preschooler by helping them name their feelings.

Relationships help build the child’s brain by making them feel safe and connected. Stress is normal and will happen. Sometimes stress can lead to strong feelings and emotions. Adults who know and care for children can help by naming what the child is feeling. This will help the child deal with their emotions before they are too strong to handle. It can also help your child find healthy ways to cope and manage – like by playing with a favorite toy, taking a walk or a nap, or maybe drawing a picture.

For more information, check out: BMW, CDC Act Early, Healthy Children

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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