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.
- Ask what led your child to selecting a card (whether correct or incorrect). Were they paying more attention to the eyes, mouth, or sounds.
- Ask how you can tell what the emotion is that the object or the animal on the card is expressing.
- Help your child assign emotions (joy, anger, sadness, disgust, fear) to the cards.