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Play this with your kids!: Emojito!

Learning to recognize others feelings and expressing your own feelings accurately is difficult. You need to navigate the body language, facial expression, words used, tone of voice, and context to try to decipher the emotion.

This is where learning emotions through play is super helpful. Enter, EMOJITO!: Express the Feeling!

This is a two to seven player game where players can work cooperatively or against each other.

Players draw a card that will have a picture of an animal or object expressing an emotion. Depending where a players token is, they will need to recreate the facial expression with sound, just the face, or just the sound.

After a player has recreated the emotion, they draw six more cards and lay them around the game board. Then the other players need to guess using their dials which card the active player was trying to express.



The artwork helps create a fun environment, and makes expressing the emotions that much more interesting.

Discussion Cues
Ask what led your child…

How to save a life

There is nothing in this world more important that the people around us and the relationships we have with them. However, life often has a way of distracting us from the things that matter most. My job is an interesting one as I am paid to be a relationship in young peoples lives; some who heartbreakingly don’t have many, if any, other safe relationships. I remember one morning getting a phone call for one such young woman whom I had worked with years before.
“Hi Sean, I’m not sure if you remember me...”- of course I remembered her. I remembered a 15-year-old girl who reluctantly slinked into a chair in the corner of my office with a fixed and unflinching gaze at the ground in front of her. The rhythm of my breath shuddered slightly as she described disappointment in still being alive. A few nights prior to being ushered into my office she had attempted to end her life in moment of intense internal pain and loneliness. “Sean- I know your busy but I was wondering if you have some time …