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Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development

  • Encourage your child to express feelings. Provide your child with words to label her emotions, such as, “you are mad,” or “you are so happy!” kids playground
  • Provide your child with opportunities to interact with other children and assist them in doing so. (Playdates)
  • Sing the song, “If you’re happy and you know it,” with your child. Change the feeling word (happy, sad, angry, excited, frightened) modeling the feeling for your child as you sing together.kids in circle
  • Show your child how you can put a sock on each hand to make puppets that take turns talking to one another. Model the puppets taking turns when talking, showing interest in one another and talking about feelings.
  • Play Emergency, using two cups as phones. Have your child call in a house on fire. Model saying your name, address and phone number. Let your child be the caller, creating different emergencies.