By learning about emotional literacy and how to express their needs, children build a healthy sense of self-awareness. They must learn to read emotions. That’s right, read! In other words, we need to teach emotional literature to children so that they can develop better interpersonal skills. Recognizing and then verbalizing emotions will help children to understand them. Beginning in early childhood, we must help children to develop greater emotional agility using simple techniques to calm down after feeling an intense emotion, whether positive or negative. For some, it is as difficult to control euphoria or anxiety before a pleasant activity as it is to calm down after an inner storm.
The Foundation has three video clips that deal with emotional literacy and needs in early childhood. They can be used by parents at home or by educators in daycare or educational settings. It’s a fun tool that all children will definitely enjoy.
Watch emotional literacy and needs in early childhood video clips here :
Shai and his strategy for calm :
Tchoumy and his secrets for an emotional balance :
Akiko and her strategies for total well-being :