Valuing learners’ feelings is vital in developing a caring learning community. It also helps to practice communication skills, for the need to verbally or non-verbally express what made them feel that way.
Here are some of the songs, books, and learning engagements that Nursery learners are learning to express and be aware of their emotions.
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
When Sophie Gets Really Angry, Really Really Angry by Molly Bang
It’s Okay Book: Todd Parr
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
The I Love You Book by Todd Parr
Love is Everywhere by Jim Benton
…and during Community Building time, the children are asked to label how they feel today.