As part of their “Talk, Read, and Sing!” initiative to promote healthy social and emotional development in early childhood, the U.S. Department of Education teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services and Too Small to Fail to create a social-emotional development toolkit for parents and providers. One of these tools is a simple, one-page poster called “Let’s Talk About Feelings.” Illustrated with animals and bright colors, the poster includes prompts to help young children and their caregivers talk about their emotions. 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. 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.
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.
This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including:
- Social development
- Emotional development and resiliency, including the development of attachment and trust, and self-regulation