A shared reading routine can help children regulate their bodies and emotions.
If you have ever attended a celebration with a young child, you know that fun and excitement can quickly turn into tears or a tantrum. Young children are learning to handle big feelings and emotions and language to express what is going on inside their minds and bodies. The holidays are full of ups and downs for young children. Changes in routine, gatherings with family or friends, different foods, and sweets can be exciting and overwhelming. When children express strong emotions with their behavior, it might be the perfect opportunity to take a break and sit down with a book, a quiet song, or a moment together.