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Emotional Intelligence is now widely accepted as a fundamental life skill which can be nurtured even in young children. Identifying, labelling and talking about emotions not only helps them regulate their own emotions but also tune in to how people are feeling around them. The following article provide strategies on teaching children about emotions.

This feelings rhyme is sung in the tune of "I'm A Little Teapot" and is simple for both toddlers and preschoolers. It describes facial features when someone is happy and sad. This is a great song for children to get to understand when someone looks happy or sad. 

The Mood Song

Category Rhymes and Songs

This song is a fun way for kids to learn how to identify and regulate their emotions.  Children will begin to understand that they go through different emotions throughout the day and it's alright to feel what they feel when they feel. 

I Have Feelings

Category Rhymes and Songs

This action song names feelings that children may have. It also includes actions for children to do during the song. This is great for children to name feelings that they may experience. 

Any Way I Feel

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This is an easy song, especially for young children that enables them to identify different emotions and how we respond to those emotions. This song enables children to act out different feelings throughout song.

Feelings Flashcards

Category Flashcards

These sets of feelings flashcards provides a visual representation of a specific feeling. They can be used as a tool to teach children to recognise and identify feelings and can be helpful in supporting a child to express and share their feelings.

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