Expressing emotions is hard. You can help!
Young children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. Children get angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, happy, or embarrassed, but they often do not have the words to talk about how they are feeling. Parents can help their children understand and express their emotions. The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning has developed strategies for ways you can help your child express their feelings.
How does this show up in classrooms?
In kindergarten, students will continue to develop the social and emotional skills that prepare them for success in the classroom and life. They will need to
  • Follow directions from teachers and adults
  • Share with other students
  • Take turns when playing games
  • Make new friends
  • Understand their own feelings and recognize those in others

For more resources on social and emotional development, visit the CSEFEL website.
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