-Read "Glad Monster, Sad Monster" by Ed Emberley and talk about the different emotions that the monsters express.
-As you read any fictional picture book, encourage your child to use the illustrations to infer the feelings of the characters. When you read the text on the page, check to see if her predictions were correct.
Adjust for an older child
Reverse the game by providing the facial expression and asking the child to come up with a sentence that would represent that emotion.
Adjust for a younger child
Ask the child to show you different types of faces (sad, happy, scared, angry, etc.).
What is being taught through this activity
Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Building Vocabulary and Grammar