|How are you feeling today? Happy!|
Learning on the Log is very excited to announce that the Enrichment Pre-K has begun! This week, the major theme is feelings. In learning feelings, it is important for the child to know and understand the different types of feelings that he or she can experience: happy, sad, angry, surprised, silly, confused, etc. Visuals allow children to see how each feeling differs from the other. Aside of showing a picture, it is vital for the child to be able to imitate each feeling. Through imitation, the child can experience and learn what he and others look like when they are feeling a certain way.
Each morning during circle time, the children are asked how they are feeling that day and point to the picture that goes with their feeling. Through this process, a child learns to be able to first recognize what he is feeling and then be able to communicate and express it to others. This is such a huge part of building relationships with others! Because of this, Learning on the Log helps each child throughout the day to be able to recognize what they are feeling. For example, if a child is upset a staff member will make a clear statement to the child: "You are upset." Such statement allows for the child to hear, process, and recognize what he is feeling which opens the door for communication and interaction with others. And, that is what it's all about--communicating with one another and helping one another!
|What do you look like when you are sad?|