A Box Full of Feelings is designed to support the social-emotional development of children aged two to seven. The set is built around the basic feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, and fear, and allows children to be involved in more than 20 different activities, all year round.
Once activities have been started, children spontaneously refer to emotions in themselves and in others. This expression of feelings not only contributes to a positive group climate but strengthens children’s social competence and emotional health. As a result, children’s capacity to cope with painful experiences gets stronger – with increased inner calm – and talking about feelings becomes part of their dialogue at both home and school.
At a time where resilience has become a major concern and area of focus, A Box Full of Feelings will be an essential resource for early years practitioners and teachers supporting children aged two to seven.
Intended for use in educational settings and/or therapy contexts under the supervision of an adult. This is not a toy.
• 48 situational picture cards with stories and questions (110 x 110mm)
• 4 letter boxes to sort out the cards
• 16 pictures illustrating 4 emotions (110 x 110mm)
• 4 posters (420 x 295mm)
• 17 finger dolls
• 4 masks
• a ‘wheel of emotions’ with spinner (for games)
• a CD of emotive music
• an instruction manual and photocopiable activities
• a sturdy storage box with carry handle.
We’ve used the Box for seven weeks and already we’ve seen a significant difference. It’s certain, we can sense a general feeling of protectiveness, awareness, friendship and empathy, which wasn’t there before.
Dr. Nanette Smith