- Heather M.
- Thursday, January 12
First Steps to the Library highlights the skills young children need to be ready for school and helps caregivers understand how they can grow these skills.
FEELING THE FEELINGS
School Readiness Skill: Children identify, manage, and express their feelings.
Reading books like Will Giraffe Laugh? gives your child the words they need to talk about their feelings. When you share these books regularly, you let your little one know that they can talk to you when they are having big feelings.
I'm Not Okay
As parents and caregivers, it's tempting to always want to be okay and make everything okay for your child. But allowing your little one to see your anger, your frustration or your sadness teaches them so much. They learn how to calm down or weather upsets. They understand how and why to apologize. They discover that loss and sadness are a part of life and it's alright to cry. Most importantly, they know that you are human and that they have permission to be human too.
Find information about how to nurture your child's emotional and social development from our friends at Richland First Steps.
First Steps to the Library is a partnership between Richland Library and Richland First Steps.