Saturday, February 28, 2009

how does that make you feel?

we really try to help our kids label their feelings and talk through them rather than simply exploding, crying, or slamming doors.  it's hard for kids to find the words to describe such abstract things so we thought we'd help.  instead of just posting a feelings chart (just google it) i put one on magnet paper and cut them up.  our boys have a good time looking at the "silly" faces and imitating the feelings portrayed.  (great practice for expressing feelings and identifying feelings in others) and in more serious moments they will use a magnet they've pulled off the fridge to show us what's going on inside.

7 comments:

Tonya said...

very good idea!

darbishar said...

This is such a great idea!

Shannon said...

I've seen these before and kids love them. Cute!

Monica said...

You are one wise mom! I think I'm going to borrow your idea:)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a cute idea! And thank you, thank you, thank you for the super sweet package you sent. I am so in LOVE with that little "Inspire" sign. It's beautiful and fits in perfectly with my decor. you are a sweetheart and I'm so glad we're now bloggy buddies!

~Amanda

Jennifer M. said...

That's an awesome idea!

lani said...

seriously kristal, i am going to steal so many of your ideas when we have kids! you are such a creative mom!