Learn about feelings through these free EMOTIONS FLASHCARDS FOR PRESCHOOL PDF from The Teaching Aunt.
We have now advanced a couple of weeks into the school year. And by this time, I’m sure you’ve already set classroom rules and established your circle time routine.
Usually, asking the students how they are is part of circle time. It gives the teacher a baseline as to the students’ emotional and physical state at that moment.
As a teacher, I make it a point to ask my students how they are everyday. I’m genuinely curious about how they feel and what they’re going through so I can help them better.
If I a student answers her pet is sick, then I can console her and give her a hug. And if someone says he’s hungry, I’ll give that boy a cookie.
In my almost two decades of teaching, I noticed that many children couldn’t express their feelings well. A lot of them are limited to “I’m okay,” “I’m fine,” or “I’m happy.”
But when I ask them specific questions, I’ll find out that they are actually more than just fine or okay.
That’s why it’s important to teach children about emotion words.
Not only does it improve their vocabulary, it also helps them express their feelings. It helps them tell adults what they are thinking and how they are doing.
Aside from the academic objective of learning new words, it is equally important to teach children that all feelings are acceptable.
Specifically, we should acknowledge when a child is angry or scared. Both these feelings are valid.
I highly advise that we don’t label these feelings (angry and scared) as bad. It is natural for humans to feel these in certain situations.
Instead of labelling feelings as positive or negative, we can teach our children the correct response.
For example, if a boy is angry, he is allowed to go in one corner and growl until he has released all his anger. But he’s not allowed to hit a friend.
Or if a child is feeling hungry, she can ask for food from the teacher, but she can’t just grab somebody else’s snacks.
Giving students appropriate and acceptable responses to their feelings can help immensely in classroom management and your child’s wellbeing.
Now that we know the importance of teaching emotion words: let’s check out The Teaching Aunt’s emotions flashcards for preschool free printable.
The emotion words included in this set are the following:
These free feelings flashcards for preschool are available in A4 and 8.5″ x 11″ sizes.
As always, these free printables are in PDF format so they’re easy to download and print.
Just click on the link below and you are good to go.
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