What's Going on Here? Flashcards
What's Going on Here?
What's Going on Here? flashcards are an excellent tool for parents who want to teach their children how to make inferences using both obvious and subtle observations, in conjunction with logic. The What's Going on Here? animal illustrations have much kid-appeal, and each tells a story for children to unravel.
There are parental prompt questions on the back of each card to guide the conversation and for helping your child to discern the motivations of others, what are appropriate social expectations, and how to develop respect and empathy. When you teach your child to study and decode sticky situations you give them insights on how to appropriately navigate social situations with both poise and confidence. What's going on Here? includes 50 flashcards and two-parent cards.
From the Manufacturer:
What's Going On Here? conversation cards help us to understand the friendly illustrations by making inferences using logic, observation, and social experience. What's Going On Here? conversation cards cultivate valuable communication skills and help build an essential foundation for social literacy, analyzing clues, and problem-solving. The cards deploy artwork by Saxton Freymann, delightfully demonstrating a broad range of emotions and situations.
Card Size: 4.5"x 6"
Count: 50 Flash Cards, 2 Parent Cards
Awards and Endorsements:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Best Toy Award 2018!
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Product) Award!
My son gets excited when I pull out What's Going On Here? His eyes light up as he examines the pictures, creates a narrative and answers the open-ended questions. It not only promotes creative sorry telling and deduction, but allows him to connect with what the characters must be feeling. It allows US to talk more about what HE is feeling. This activity has sparked a lot of connection, which is always a win.
But these cards turned out great. As your child advances you can go back to ones they've completed and get more detailed responses from them. My son likes to make up entire stories of what he thinks is happening in the scene. Great part of the curriculum.
This was a great way to introduce emotions and increase the knowledge of visual cues to young children. We still use them.
I debated whether to purchase this product or not for a while but finally decided to give it a try. I am glad it did. It opened up great conversations and allowed me to see how my child processes and thinks things through. Each card has a simple picture and a few question prompts, which will naturally lead to more questions or thoughts.
I really liked these, kinda wish I kept them out for us to do again with First grade. You would draw a couple of cards and ask the child “what’s going on here?” and they would then describe the events and hopefully put the clues from the picture together. The card also has prompts for parents if you need help asking questions without guiding them to a certain answer (the hardest part). It was interesting to see him work through them, as some he clearly got the point of the photo, while others he started interjecting his own stories.