Stages: Emotion Cards
Winner of the Tillywig Toy Awards and Family Choice Awards, Stages: Emotion Cards will help your pre-K student identify and discuss feelings and emotions. Emotion Cards provide parents a systematic way to develop emotional intelligence in their children. These cards will give you an organic way to foster discussions about a range of emotions, why the people feel that way, and the appropriate and inappropriate responses to these feelings.
For your convenience, suggested conversation starters specific to each scenario are on the back of the cards. An activity booklet provides detailed instruction ideas on how to build emotional awareness and social skills.
Lesson Plan: Emotions Go Fish
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Publisher: Stages Learning Materials
Format: 80-card Set
Awards and Endorsements:
Tillywig Toy Awards Brain Child Award Winner!
Family Choice Award Winner!
We love mimicking and role playing with these cards. We have a dialogue about feelings and actions and consequences.
Teaching emotional health begins with recognizing emotions. These are good, but not my favorite for my toddlers. They gravitate towards the ones with colorful pictures more. However, they are a good tool and I think they might be a little better as my kids get a little older.
I bought these as part of a custom Preschool Curriculum Kit to use with my son. I like that they are photos of real people with diverse faces. These have been great starting points for talking about emotions (one's own and others') and also differences in people (e.g. age, skin/hair/eye color, etc.) and similarities (we all have different emotions, etc.). I love the scenarios presented in the second half of the set. They have provided excellent opportunities for discussing a variety of situations and emotions. I found that we needed some books specifically about emotions like _A Whole Bunch of Feelings_ (and others) to help discuss the scenes more. We use these for focused work on emotions and coping, but also talk a lot about emotions when we read books aloud.
This product was great for teaching my daughter how to recognize emotions on other peoples faces. She would go up to people and ask them why they were sad or angry, it was really cute how much she cared once she knew what to look for.
I’m not a huge fan of these but when we switched to just doing to situation cards my son seemed to enjoy it more.