Helping children to identify, understand and express their emotions is crucial so that children can develop healthy emotional habits, which they will take with them through adolescence and adulthood.
Children feeling safe and confident in expressing emotions is a crucial part of their emotional development. Music and movement, reading and reflecting on stories, creative art, team activities, and emotion masks all play a part in helping children identify, understand and express their emotions to trusted adults and peers.
The planned activities the children have been taking part in over the past month has supported the children that is okay for them to have a range of emotions, and they have a lot of support at home and school to support them through these emotions.
Our visit from Healthy Harold also extended upon our program,
which focused on recognising emotions in themselves and others, emotional regulation, friendship and working together, and asking for help!