When a Friend Has Big Feelings:
Children thrive in environments where they are free to express their thoughts, feel their emotions, make mistakes, and be accepted for who they are. Creating classrooms and homes that are emotionally safe for everyone takes intentionality. Young children are still learning how to be socially aware of others’ feelings and sometimes say and do things that seem insensitive. Teaching them to see the perspectives of others can help them to make more caring choices when interacting with peers.
This week, the Puppet Pals find ways to make their friends feel emotionally safe when they experience a variety of uncomfortable feelings. They discover that all our feelings are OK! When your kids watch the videos, they learn some ways to be supportive of their friends who are having big emotions.
This week of lessons includes four scenario videos that you can watch with your students Monday through Thursday with follow-up questions for class discussions. The bonus video for Friday is What Would A Leader Do? Join our game show host Peter Leader and the Puppet Pal contestants, who try to solve problems by asking, “What would a leader do?”
Each week also includes a Simple Summary video in both English and Spanish. These are geared for PreK students or those who are developing simple language skills while focusing on the target social-emotional skill of the week.