Kindergarteners are beginning to learn to connect, reflect upon and understand their own feelings and thoughts. They are ready for increased academic focus and to build strategies to understand another’s perspective. They are working on active listening, self-regulation and independence. They are ready to understand others’ points of view to become more a part of a group or a team.
Kindergarteners learn self-talk. They can recognize their feelings in the moment and talk about those feelings when trying to solve problems.