Preschoolers Read Aloud Books

Preschoolers: Emotions

Preschoolers begin to understand their emotions and feelings starting at age three. However, at this young age they have little control managing their feelings and moods. If something makes them laugh, they’ll laugh hysterically. On the other hand, if something makes them sad or angry, there are tears for hours. At three years of age, a child’s impulse control is LOW. If they see something they want, they grab it. For example, grabbing or pulling toys away from a friend or getting upset because you won’t give them a snack before dinner. And don’t waste your time trying to teach a three year old patience by saying, “If you have good behavior during dinner I’ll give you two cookies”! Delayed gratification means nothing to them. When a three year old wants something they want it NOW, not later. You’d have more luck flapping your arms and trying to fly to the moon. Three and four year old children may use hitting, biting or pushing to solve their conflicts. They don’t understand the difference between appropriate and inappropriate interactions. By age five, your child should be able to regulate his or her emotions. At age five, children discuss their feelings and control their impulses. When something makes a five year old mad, they’ll express their anger using words instead of getting physical or throwing a tantrum. However, this is the age children typically begin using hurtful words and name calling when they’re angry or upset. It’s your job to teach your child there are right and wrong ways to express emotions and resolve problems with others. 

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Managing Stress And Anger In Early Childhood

Anger is the most commonly experienced negative emotion for children between the ages of 3-5. But unspoken or suppressed anger is a common characteristic of an adjustment disorder. We want our children to be resilient and have strong coping skills for stressful life events they face in the future. Learning to recognize their anger, manage their stress and deal with each effectively is vital to your child’s inner self esteem. 

Why Reading-Aloud is Important for Children

We all know reading to our kids is a good thing—but are you familiar with the specific advantages your preschool-age child can receive by being exposed to the merits of reading? Below are some benefits that highlight the importance of reading to your child between the ages of two and five. Books have the power to benefit preschoolers in a myriad of ways. As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him with a foundation for  advanced critical thinking skills. A pillar for building  your child’s inner self-esteem. 

A stronger relationship with you.
Academic excellence.
Basic speech skills.
The basics of how to read a book.
Better communication skills.
Mastery of language.
More logical thinking skills.
Acclimation to new experiences.
Enhanced concentration and discipline.
The knowledge that reading is fun! Via earlymoments.com

Read-Aloud Books About Stress And Anger For Children Ages 3-5

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  • Susan P. Cooper

    I think these books are awesome. I used to teach kindergarten students many moons ago. I think having these books could really help preschoolers learn to recognize the feelings they are having, put a name to them and deal with them better.

    • Absolutely! I love that there’s so much information and creative images in these books to inspire great, ” before bedtime ” chats.

  • The books listed here are for parents to read aloud to their children. Reading books to your child opens the door for discussions about emotions and feelings.

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Love the idea of having them read out loud. I used this often with my nephew when he was a kid. He liked it! But I guess with these, it’s a wonderful tool to have them work through things. I do love that they have more and more of these books available today.

  • I always found that reading books in which the characters experience some of the things that your child is dealing with help them through things. It is not just anger, but can be loss of something or fear or feelings of inadequacy. I do remember reading Scaredy Squirrel to my son.

    • It’s a great way to hone in on the problem because it allows parents to ask direct questions, “Have you ever felt like that”? without pressuring their child.

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