Emotional literacy is critical to help manage stress and emotions. The first signs of this skill are when children can name their own feelings--and then understand the feelings of others. Our Feelings Word Search is a fun way to explore emotion words with your children. Also, be sure to check out our list of books that will help spark conversations about difficult emotions. 

Talk to your child:

  • Describe a time when you’ve felt_______________.

  • Why is it sometimes hard to behave like you’d like to when your emotions are strong?

Book to share: There Are No Animals in This Book (Only Feelings) by Chani Sanchez. Ages 3 and up. Remarkable contemporary artwork is paired with charming, highly readable language to create a one-of-a-kind gem of a book