Express Yourself with Sign Language
(To express personal emotions, to show gratitude or to ask for help)
Introducing sign language early in the school year is a great way to to help pre-school children learn how to express their feelings and emotions appropriately. Baby sign language is a very expressive language and easily understandable to children. Using signs to express their emotions gives children another way to communicate and can help ease conflict and frustration.
BOOKS ABOUT FEELINGS
There are a variety of ways to provide children an opportunity to learn how to express their emotions appropriately. One way is to begin with a children’s book that has a lot of different feeling vocabulary.
SONGS ABOUT FEELINGS
‘When You’re Happy and You Know It’, great for younger children.
For older children a fun song is…’Sometimes I’m Happy’