Game Recommendation! My Feelings!
My Feelings is a therapist-endorsed game that encourages children to explore emotions in fun, active (and sometimes very silly) ways! Therapists and parents gain insight while the child learns to recognize and manage his or her feelings in ways that are positive and socially appropriate.
Here’s what the experts are saying!
The social and emotional issues of children are often not addressed. Therapists most often consider developmental skill acquisition in cognitive, language, motor, sensory and other domains. But frequently missing is identification and understanding of how emotions can be used in daily life. “The team at Sensational Learners has developed a one-of-a-kind game that not only identifies emotions, but also provides a way to talk about and work on coping and compensation skills for the feelings a child experiences.
The My Feelings game has the best qualities of a game for children: first, it has universal applicability–it’s appropriate for all children; second, it is FUN; and third, it is POSITIVE, focusing on what children can do! I highly recommend it! Play it . . . and you will laugh, learn and grow together.” – Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR
“Children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder have considerable difficulty learning how to manage their emotions. The My Feelings board game is a fun way for children with ASD to explore their own emotions and acquire a range of constructive ways of expressing feelings. The game is appealing to children in terms of the quality of graphics, as well as the structure, activities and pace.
Children who have an ASD will identify with the situations and parents, teachers and therapists will have a greater insight into the child’s world of emotions. I particularly appreciated how the game encourages children to have fun with feelings and learn how they and other participants in the game share the same thoughts and emotions.” – Tony Attwood