Emotional Intelligence Guidance for Parents
Annie’s Lost Hat includes a special emotional intelligence section
Here’s a sneak peek:
Children between the ages of 2 and 6 have active imaginations
. This signals an important step in their cognitive development.
A special hat that takes you to the moon represents just the type of fantasy play that should be encouraged in children this age. Most children don’t need expensive toys to engage in fantasy play. Provide some old adult clothing or a big box, or help them build a home-made fort using sheets. These are just a few of the ways to help facilitate fantasy play. Children will come up with their own ways too!
Get tips for how to help children develop emotional intelligence in the
section at the end of the book!
In the book
Annie’s Lost Hat
, Annie began to get discouraged and sad because she could not find her hat and felt free to express those feelings out loud. Grandma helped by recognizing Annie’s feelings of sadness about losing her hat. That simple gesture of understanding (empathy)
is sometimes all kids need to get back on track. Annie started working hard again to find the hat.
About Dr. Korrel Kanoy
Korrel Kanoy is a psychology professor and expert in child development and emotional intelligence.
She has published numerous academic and parenting articles about children’s development and relationships with parents. Korrel offers workshops for parents and teachers, focusing on helping children develop emotional intelligence skills such as optimism, problem solving, self awareness, and impulse control. A mother of two young adults, Dr. Kanoy applies her parenting knowledge and experience through writing children’s books, such as
Annie’s Lost Hat
, and by equipping parents with valuable E.I. information. She also regularly
blogs on Kids’ Emotional Intelligence
to help you understand how to further develop emotional intelligence skills in children.