The Big Idea: Young children don’t always see how their actions can affect others, especially when emotions take over. But kids can learn to express themselves in a way that doesn’t harm others.
- Print out the page and read it to kids.
- Ask, “What if you were angry and hit your friend? How do you think your friend would feel? What could you do instead?” and “What is something nice you’ve done for a friend (share a toy, give a hug)? How do you think your friend felt when you did that?” Thinking about others’ feelings (and how they can change others’ feelings) helps kids learn empathy.
- Let kids color the page.