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Guiding Young Children's Behavior

Segment 6: Helping Children Identify and Express Emotions 


Feelings can influence children's classroom behavior. Young children may have strong feelings that they cannot understand, name or control. When this happens, children might display inappropriate behavior. This segment identifies strategies teachers can use to help children understand and express their emotions in an appropriate way. Videos in this segment include:

  • Introduction to Helping Children Identify and Express Emotions
  • Objective 1: How feelings can influence children's behavior (1:37)
  • Objective 2: Acknowledging and helping children identify feelings (2:08)
  • Objective 3: Guide children in expressing emotions (4:49)
  • Objective 4: Helping children understand others' feelings (1:06)
  • Objective 5: Using group time and children's literature to help children learn about feelings (4:07)


Introduction to Identifying & Expressing Emotions


Objective 1: How Feelings can influence behavior


Objective 2: Acknowledge and Identify Feelings


Objective 3: Expressing Emotions


Objective 4: Understanding Others' Feelings


Objective 5: Group time & literature to learn about feelings

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