Social Awareness — Social Awareness Detective
Last week we focused on managing big emotions. If children can learn to regulate their own uncomfortable emotions, they will be better equipped to show empathic concern for others who are experiencing difficult feelings too.
Kids at this age are just starting to learn social awareness. It involves identifying social cues and then putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. When a child can look at a situation from another person’s perspective, they might be more apt to respond with sympathy.
Finding out how another person is feeling can be tricky. We need to be looking for clues, just like a detective.
Each of the Puppet Kids this week is unaware of a classmate’s feelings. Once they learn how to be a Social Awareness Detective, they look for clues about how the other child is feeling. Then they ask questions to find out more. Each Puppet Kid makes connections to how their classmate is feeling and then they respond with empathy and kindness.
You will want to listen to the Social Awareness Detective Song after the four lessons. See if your kids can figure out how someone is feeling after analyzing the clues.