I'm interested in ideas that others have found effective in helping to teach our little ones how to label emotions. My daughter is nine months old. So, she is still quite young, and I only recently turned my mind to this, when someone suggested what seems like a very good idea: when my little one seems angry, label it, 'You are angry', as well as help her run hands softly along her arms, or other techniques to help her learn how to cope with, for example, anger. Alternatively, with happy, frustration, sad, etc.
I like the idea of this 'in the moment' opportunity for learning. I have also heard about using picture books during play that depict facial expressoins and label emotions.
Anyone out there care to share what they have found effective to label and help to teach coping with different emotions?
Many thanks, leanne