The activities in FACES and FEELINGS are simple, brief and developmentally appropriate. As a part of a rich experiential curriculum, little lessons teach basic and necessary skills young children need on a regular and consistent basis. It is our experience that genuine self-esteem is enhanced when children see their own progress in this structured and consistent format. These are lessons for you to use with your students… teaching opportunities. You will use them to teach new skills that are vital to the education of young children and that they will use as a foundation for the rest of their learning.
These little lessons will enhance: classifying, social development, matching, sorting size and shape discrimination self concept, eye hand coordination, balance, self concept, pre-writing, visual development, language development, listening, attention span, size and shape discrimination, following directions, visual discrimination and vocabulary enrichment. Also included are how to hold a pencil, create a bulletin board for each project, beautiful projects, parent communication ideas, go ahead pages for kids who are ready for more and games to play.
The skills children will learn in FACES AND FEELINGS are the building blocks of social development. Learning to recognize her parents’ faces and to interpret their expressions is vital to a young child. A smile for recognition, a frown for concern. Because faces hold great meaning for very young children, we think it is the first symbol they should learn to draw. She makes different expressions to show her own feelings and watches the response.
In Faces and Feelings children will learn how to draw a face and pay attention to the details that make an individual expression. FACES and FEELINGS will teach a child recognize, name and draw six specific feelings that they experience every day. They will keep a journal of their own feelings for 5 days. Recognizing and naming their own feelings are a useful skills for very young children, helps a child to communicate better with everyone around them and decreases frustration, helping everyone to be happier!