Fishing for Feelings

How do children start to understand who they are, what they are feeling, what they expect to receive from others?

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These concepts are at the heart of their social-emotional wellness.

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They contribute to a child’s self-confidence and empathy, her ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and partnerships, and her sense of importance and value to those around her.

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Children’s social-emotional development influences all other areas of development: Cognitive, motor, and language development are all greatly affected by how a child feels about herself and how she is able to express ideas and emotions.

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One component of this concept lies in the ability to detect emotions in others.

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To do this, we went fishing for our feelings!

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Each student was encouraged to select a picture of a person with a particular expression, imitate it, and then name something that made them feel similar.

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