How are you feeling?

This lesson is to explain what Emotional Intelligence is, why it is important and
how we use it.

Each of us experiences “feelings” every day and how we feel can impact our decision-making, our moods, how we communicate and interact with people. Feelings can even impact our health. It is important to understand how we feel and why we feel it, and it is also important to understand what is considered an appropriate expression of our feelings in certain social situations. Sometimes, we need to practice restraint!

Once we understand ourselves, it is easier to understand others and to interpret their feelings so that we can react appropriately and be empathetic when necessary.

The goal of the lesson

This lesson is intended as a support to help parents, teachers and caregivers teach children ages 3-8 about emotional intelligence - what it is, why it's important and how we use it.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Emotional Intelligence for Kids (Trainer Edition)

    • Trainer's Guide

    • Video: What is Emotional Intelligence

    • Recommended Pre-Reading for Trainer

    • Resources: Books

    • Resources: Youtube Clips

    • Resources for Children’s Parent(s)/Grandparents/Caregivers

    • Activities