Teach your child how to manage their emotions with this simple-to-follow emotions chart!
It’s quite easy to follow and with practice, your kiddo will learn what different emotions are all about and what to do when they feel a certain way.
Quite often emotions are a struggle for youngsters with autism. From recognizing their feelings to handling strong emotions kids with ASD need extra support.
As parents, you can give them that support! Teaching them emotional regulation is key for helping children with autism recognize emotions and manage their feelings.
With tools and practice, children can grasp the world of emotions and what to do with them. A visual aid is a handy tool to use when guiding kids through emotional regulation. Pictures and words reinforce what is being said. Visuals put abstract ideas into concrete ones. They also remind kids what to do in case they forget.
- Review the different emotions and what they mean.
- Model emotions to your child.
- Talk about body language like facial expressions and how they match up with different feelings, like frowny faces looks sad and smiley faces feel happy. Point to the pictures on the emotions chart and match them to the correct emotion labels.
- Practice the different emotions by role-playing actions and facial expressions in front of a mirror.
Learn what to do when feeling a certain way:
- Review the different things your child can do when they feel a certain way from the ideas provided on the emotions chart.
- Teach your child how to become aware of what their body needs when they feel a certain way. Are they tired, hungry, hot, or cold? Take care of basic needs first.
- Talk about regulating how your body feels with different emotions and try a self-regulation activity first. Example: Feeling angry, take calming breaths first then deal with the angry feelings.
- Have your child select their favorite thing to do when they feel a certain way so they know what to do when they are feeling it.
When kids can see what emotions look like and what to do in those moments on an emotion chart they are better able to regulate their own emotions. They gain a deeper awareness of what’s going on with them and match it up to what they feel and handle different situations. ENJOY!
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GRANDAUGHTER LOVE THE PICTURES... TO GO ALONG WITH EMOTIONS... SHE LEARNS BY VISUAL...SO IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO USE....
A kid-friendly ebook. Is perfect to describe kids scommon feelings and help them to learn how to deal with these feelings.
Useful for children and parents!. The pictures help kids to understand in an easy way their emotions, and has resources to teach them how to deal with them. I saw that is easier for my niece to understand what she is going through and take control of her behavoir.
Great tool for kids and parents!
Easy to follow, helps children to identify their body signals and emotions and take action.
My 9 years old son enjoys looking the illustrations and think about his own body signals as the ones on the e-book. Now that he understands what he is going through is easier to take actions.