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Catholic Education South Australia

EYLF Learning outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of Identity

Outcome 1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Preschool Literacy Indicator: I use language to connect to my world
Preschool Numeracy Indicator: I represent my world symbolically

Inquiry Question

How can we express our feelings in different ways?

Advice for Teachers

These stories are about children expressing their emotions constructively. The books focus on children talking about their feelings but children can also be encouraged to express feelings in other ways such as through puppets, toys and pretend play, as well as through painting and drawing.

Children can mix paint colours to match their feelings or use a variety of drawing tools and mediums to express their feelings.

Explore different types of music that reflect feelings.  This following link explores how classical music can be used to help children identify moods and emotions.

Link: Classical Music Teach Emotions

Advice for Parents

Playing helps preschoolers explore and understand their feelings.

Give your child opportunities for messy play like mud or paint.

Encourage your child to paint or draw their feelings.

Provide your child with home musical instruments to express their feelings, like tins, plastic containers etc as drums.

Encourage your child to act out feelings with toys or hand puppets.

Link: How to Make Sock Puppets