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When a family joins Early Start, there is so much important information to share with parents about their child’s development. However, parents are often overwhelmed with forms, handouts, and other paperwork, so it’s easy for information to get lost in the shuffle. This one-page poster is a great tool for parents to help their young child talk about feelings, and its bright and simple design stands out and is easy to use. This poster, titled “Let’s Talk about Feelings,” was developed as part of the US Department of Education’s “Talk, Read, and Sing!” initiative to promote healthy social and emotional development in early childhood. Questions like “How do other people feel?” and “What makes you happy?” help children think about their own feelings and the feelings of others, which is an important part of social and emotional development. You can download the poster in English below.

The poster is part of a social-emotional development toolkit for parents and providers, created by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Too Small to Fail. While this poster has not been translated into Spanish, other resources in the social and emotional toolkit are available in Spanish. To access these resources and find out more about the “Talk, Read, and Sing!” campaign, visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/talk-read-sing/index.html

This resource is related to one or more competencies in the ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM). To find out more, visit this resource in the Neighborhood here.

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