My Week in Emotions
This emotion tracker will help your little one get to grip with their day to day emotions using the tried and tested method of the Zones of Regulation.
The Zones of Regulation is a learning tool which aims to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. Leah Kuypers created The Zones of Regulation in 2011, helping children to identify and recognise their feelings using dedicated colours. Whilst there is a lot more that can be worked on and achieved around the Zones of Regulation, including coping strategies and triggers, we have simplified a very brief introduction of this for young children below.
Using the colour coded chart introduce your child to the emotions they may feel and the colours that can be associated with them. Using the Zones of Regulation, we always want to stay in the green zone, and the tracker helps us to think each day how we can stay in this zone. This is a fun way of asking your child how they are feeling and helping them to think about and manage their own emotions.