Understanding emotions is very important and something that most children struggle with. It is easy for children to mix up their emotions in the same way that they often mistake hunger for tiredness or being thirsty, or a stomach ache for a headache.
Many believe that there are 6 main emotions which are: happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust and surprise. It is good for children to learn from an early age to name these emotions, understand when they are feeling them and how it makes their body feel.
There are lots of resources that help us as adults to talk about emotions with children. It is important for children to understand that whilst some emotions may feel too big and scary it is important for us to have them. As long as we can name them, understand them and know how to deal with them, we can become masters of our emotions rather than the other way round.
The following resources are all free on the amazing ELSA website, however please do look at the rest of Debbie’s resources for Emotions. Many only cost a few pounds and can be very helpful. If you would like to purchase a pack but feel unsure about which one to go with please do contact me and we can find the best resources for your particular need. My email can be found above these headed sections.