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The emotions game that the whole family can play

Miniland Educational: Playing today, for tomorrow

By Miniland

October 17, 2017

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Emotional intelligence is something that some children are simply born with: from a very young age they seem intuitive to other’s feelings and empathy seems to come very easily to them. However, they are special cases and in most instances, children need to learn about emotional intelligence.

Emotional management is a huge part of your child’s social skills development that they are going to need going forward in life, as they won’t be able to cry, sulk or throw tantrums every time something goes wrong.

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Many parents have a hard time teaching their children emotional management. How can you teach someone about the management of emotions when they don’t even know what emotions are?

The key is in finding a way to teach your children:

  • The names of different emotions
  • How to identify the emotions
  • What the emotions are caused by
  • How they should react when presented with these emotions.

So how do you go about equipping your children with these necessary emotional skills?

You play emotional games of course.

The Emotions Board

At Miniland, we have created an educational game that teaches children how to identify emotions and work with them in a fun and didactic way. It is a game that will help families to name emotions, what they look like and what causes them – all through playing.

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Here is how it works:

Kids learn to identify emotions through our Emoticapsules range, which represent basic emotions and which store pictures or objects related to each emotion. Once children have a grip on these basic emotions, they can move on to playing the game.

The Emotions Board comes with columns for every day of the week, and one row for you to put names of your family onto. Every evening when your children get home – before or after dinner – you ask your child how they felt that day. They must then get the correct Emoticapsule sticker and place it on the day of the week. After seeing how they felt, you can then identify why they felt like that and give them advice on any overwhelming feelings. This process should be repeated for every member of the family.

Through this dialogue and playtime every day, your child will learn how to identify and manage the emotions that they feel, and start to build a firm foundation of emotional intelligence for their future. Have a look at our other emotional development games and products to ensure that your children are getting the social skills that they need.

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