I have a simple technique that is easy to remember for helping preschoolers communicate their feelings while getting them across to others effectively.
Techniques For Helping Preschoolers Communicate Their Feelings:
When a situation has gotten heated it is best to wait until everyone calms down. Kids are naturally quick to forgive and play together so teaching effective communication tips before a situation arises is best. This is the phrase we teach our little ones.
I feel/felt,______________,and what I need from you instead is_______________________."
We coach both preschoolers through the process and we start to see children get it on their own. I am also sure to model this myself as well as with puppets or in story telling. It's a wonderful feeling to see children defuse a situation with this technique!