Happy Kids Care For Feelings
Updated: Apr 6, 2020
Caring for Feelings Means:
Accepting them ALL as important + okay
Why Caring for Feelings Matters
Feelings help us fully experience our lives: to connect with our selves and others and engage with the world around us. Feelings aren’t good or bad, they just ARE.
Kids learn to care for feelings when we help them to identify, express and respond to them ALL in healthy ways.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched
they must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller
3 ways to teach kids about Caring for Feelings
1. Introduce them to this happy habit:
Download our Free I Care for Feelings Activity Sheet
2. Use any of our products to help them practice this habit in a variety of ways:
Read the Happy Hunting Book and talk about the different feelings Liza may be experiencing along her hunt. In doing so, kids learn to identify feelings as well as respond to them with empathy.
Look for the 4 HEART icons within the Happy Hunting Journal for activities that creatively explore identifying, expressing and responding to feelings.
Use the Feelings Cards to playfully develop kids' Emotional Intelligence through games like Go-Fish Feelings, Feelings Memory, Charades and more.
Help kids identify their feelings as well as play games using the Feelings Chart.
Enjoy the Happy Habit Challenge with kids. Included are 3 Care for Feelings tasks including one problem-solving, one reflection and one check-IN. Plus, one blank card means you and your kids can custom-make as many feeling challenges as you like.
3. Check out our Care for Feelings Pinterest boards for more carefully chosen research and resources.