Positive Behavior Support, Episode 3: Noticing Feelings

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Season 2, Episode 3: Noticing Feelings—Teaching Emotional Literacy and Regulation

Season 2, Episode 3: Noticing Feelings—Teaching Emotional Literacy and Regulation

Children can better empathize when they have the skills to first identify, understand, and respond to their own emotions. This episode shares ways to support children's emotional self-regulation and increase their emotional literacy and communication. That way they can engage with others in healthy ways, and keep on learning!

Watch now: Episode 3 Noticing Feelings: Teaching Emotional Literacy and Regulation!

Circle Time Magazine, the show! Each Circle Time Magazine episode includes an educational video delivered in a talk show format. Watch this video to learn more about helping children to build their emotional literacy and emotional regulation skills.

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Circle Time Magazine Season 2, Episode 3, print version

To learn more about Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and ways to increase children’s emotional vocabulary and calming skills, download the print version or view the magazine online.

Dive into Books...

…with this booklist for children ages 0-5 related to the episode topic

Bilingual Book Recommendations:

  • When I am by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza (Bilingual: When I Am/Cuando estoy por Gladys Rosa-Mendoza)
  • Feelings by Millet Publishing (Bilingual: Feelings/Sentimientos por  Millet Publishing)
  • Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis (Bilingual: Hoy me siento tonta/Today I Feel Silly por Jamie Lee)
  • When Sophie Gets Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang (Spanish: Cuando Sofía se enoja, se enoja de veras por Molly Bang)
  • How do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad by Jane Yolen (Spanish: ¿Cómo dicen estoy enojado los dinosaurios? por Jane Yolen)

Book Recommendations:

  • F is for Feelings by Goldie Millar and Lisa Berger
  • Making Faces: A First Book of Emotions by Abrams Appleseed
  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  • When Sophie’s Feelings are Really, Really Hurt by Molly Bang
  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  • When Sophie’s Feelings are Really, Really Hurt by Molly Bang
  • My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  • My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young
  • Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Helpful Resources—Episode 3: Teaching Emotional Literacy and Regulation

Go Deeper...

with this collection of additional reading on the main topics of each episode.

Try these Learning Activities...

and improve your practice by engaging in these activities designed to help you put your knowledge into practice.

See it in Action...

with these video exemplars that showcase the concepts discussed in the show and magazine, in practice.

Reflect on Bias and Behavior...

with these resources to increase your self-awareness and address unconscious biases that are likely to be impacting children in your program.

TRANSLATION NOTE: Please be aware that there might be slight discrepancies and minor differences between the posted, printed, or electronic text in English and the corresponding Spanish translation, due to the editing and updating of the different versions.

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