This beautifully illustrated card set is a practical tool for promoting emotional literacy and creative storytelling with children aged from 4 to 8 years. The central characters (a boy and a girl) express and share different feelings, both positive and difficult, brought to life through visual metaphor.
Following the characters' range of expressions, children are encouraged to recognise and explore emotions in safe ways. Cards can be used in different ways; children can be invited to choose a card to match how they feel, or create their own stories about characters. In stepping into different scenes, children can develop empathy, both for others and themselves.
The cards can serve as a springboard for children to invent personal metaphors of their own feelings. In sharing these, children may realise that they are not alone. A valuable tool for teachers and therapists working with young children, this practical resource will help students to recognise and express their emotions, as well as develop language and creative storytelling skills.
"48 beautifully large illustrated cards...a practical resource which could be used in many ways." — Who Minds?
"Could be a really effective resource with children from Year 2 plus." — Nursery World
"...48 beautifully illustrated, child friendly A5 cards...a great tool...easy to use with a variety of ages." — Child Education