"My 1st Year" and Discovering Feelings Books

My 1st Year

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The first year of a baby’s life is an exciting time. "My 1st Year Baby Book" is designed to help you better understand your baby's development, recognize important milestones, and write about your experiences together.

Discovering Feelings

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The "Discovering Feelings" booklet is designed to assist caregivers in helping to label a young child’s feelings.

Select from the roles below to learn more about how you can use these booklets.

Information and Tips for Mental Health Consultants

My 1st Year

The first year of a baby's life is filled with wonderful new experiences. Caregivers' daily interactions with babies lay the foundation for their long-term physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development.

Mental health consultants can support caregiver practices by introducing and facilitating the use of this tool with providers and parents as an intentional and structured opportunity for skill-building and knowledge development.

Discovering Feelings

Use the "Discovering Feelings" booklet to:

  • Introduce emotional vocabulary to a child
  • Illustrate for children a range of emotions
  • Validate the wide range of emotions experienced by children
  • Assist children in linking emotional vocabulary with specific actions

Information and Tips for Parents

My 1st Year

The first year of a baby's life is filled with wonderful new experiences. Parents' daily interactions with their baby lays the foundation for his or her long-term physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development. Download "My 1st Year Baby Book" to help document your baby's first year of life.

Discovering Feelings

This tool offers parents a simple way to:

  • Introduce emotional vocabulary to a child
  • Illustrate for children a range of emotions
  • Validate the wide range of emotions experienced by children
  • Assist children in linking emotional vocabulary with specific actions.

Information and Tips for Head Start Staff

My 1st Year

"My 1st Year Baby Book" is designed to support your work as an early childhood provider. The first year of a baby's life is filled with wonderful new experiences. Head Start staff and other caregivers' daily interactions with babies lay the foundation for their long-term physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive development. Use this tool with families to document the early experiences of infants in your programs.

Discovering Feelings

The "Discovering Feelings" booklet offers caregivers a simple way to:

  • Introduce emotional vocabulary to a child
  • Illustrate for children a range of emotions
  • Validate the wide range of emotions experienced by children
  • Assist children in linking emotional vocabulary with specific actions.

Last Updated: October 27, 2014