“Sentio ergo sum.” That’s Latin for ”I feel therefore I am”. Throughout our life we human being experience several emotions. These make us who we are. We get agitated, frustrated, excited, happy, sad, nervous, jealous, frightened, worried, angry, and embarrassed. Emotion is a subjective state of mind. It can be reactions to internal factors or events that occur in our environment. In general, emotions are reactions to an event that makes us feel a certain way.
Feelings Flashcards For Toddlers
Since it is abstract, emotions are hard to categorize. Emotions are subjective; thus, people can’t name all of them. Some people claim humans only have six basic emotions while others argue we experience upwards of 34,000 types of feelings. From the moment we are born we learn to recognize different emotions. We develop the emotional skills needed to identify, express and manage our feelings.
This is done through social interactions and building relationships with people in our lives. Not all emotions can be expressed through vocabulary.
A person can be confused, calm, or disappointed. One can be happy if he is loved or sad if he is not. People get hurt and worried, sleepy and excited, confident or proud. Emotions have no bounds. One can always take a guess at how someone else is feeling by looking at their faces. While no one else can say for sure how the other person is feeling, these cues give one a certain idea.
At a young age kids communicate their feelings in other ways than articulating how they feel. Kids can express their feelings through facial expressions and their behavior. Hence it is important to help them identify the different emotions with the help of certain facial cues which kids use in early days. These flashcards aim to help children identify the facial expressions and associate them with the emotions that relate to them.
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The flashcards have illustrations that depicts the state of being embarrased, excited, bashful, proud, amused, scared, upset, happy, angry, playful, nauseous, shy, tired, surprised, cheeky and confident. You can use these flashcards and ask your children to guess which emotions each flashcards represent. It makes for a good exercise that will give them an understanding of human emotions which they express and experience themselves.
Feelings Flashcards For Toddlers- 2
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Download these flashcard sheet and print them out. Cut ou these flashcards into individual cards and use these to help your children develop a general idea of emotions. Get started now.