Make a "Mood Meter" Sign
In kindergarten, kids spend a lot of time learning how to work in groups, whether that means doing projects, joining in during circle time, or playing outdoors together. This goes great when everyone is feeling happy, but it's also important to teach kids how to recognize when they are upset and when others are upset. Teach your child at home with this tool that borrows the famous color coding of the U.S. Fire Service. Have your kindergartener help you create a family sign that warns other family members if she's feeling stressed or upset. This is a tool the entire family can use. She'll learn to decode her moods (and yours) and will improve her reading and writing skills at the same time!