I’m always on the hunt for fun and engaging ways to teach kids about their feelings. Children experience a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. They are better able to manage their emotions when they can name and express what they are feeling. The activities and worksheets in this resource are designed to help young children recognize and… Read More
April is Autism Awareness Month and this year I wanted to focus on helping kids in elementary school develop an understanding of autism and also how they can be a friend to someone with autism. Thirty years ago when I was in elementary school, autism was not something people discussed. If they had, then my classmates and I could have… Read More
Stress management isn’t a skill we often teach children. The assumption is that kids live care-free lives and have no experience with stress. However, there are many things that can lead to stress in children. Stress is simply a function of the demands placed on us and our ability to meet them. Children face demands from school, home, and with… Read More
Children are under all sorts of pressures these days. At school they have to worry about standardized tests, bullying and peer pressure. When they get home, some children are faced with even more stressors. Wouldn’t it be nice to help your child or student release some tension and get back to having fun? Sometimes the best way to nurture a… Read More
Worry doll activity to help children talk about anxiety, worry, and fears. The worry doll activity also comes with directions of how to guide the conversation with children to help them open up.
I often tell my children to use their words when they are upset. I assume they know what they are feeling and can verbalize it to me. Wrong! It’s difficult for children to say what they are feeling because many times they don’t know what to name the feeling they are experiencing. Instead, they show us how they are feeling… Read More