Have you ever tried to explain feelings to a child? Me, too. That’s why I was thrilled to try Emotional ABC’s with our dramatic child, Drama King. His nickname fits his personality to a T. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and has always struggled with working through the tough emotions so I thought this would be a perfect jumping off point to further teach emotions to him. The two of us sat down, watched the video, talked about what he learned and then played about a bazillion Go Moody games.
Drama King suggests breaking the video up into smaller segments so kids can talk about and practice what they just learned. I love that the program doesn’t talk down to kids about their feelings and even compares feelings to the weather. And it gives three easy to remember techniques to help children identify what they are feeling, why they are feeling this way, and what is the best reaction given the situation. The accompanying CD, workbooks, stickers, magnet, and Go Moody game are invaluable for kids to master feelings.
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The Emotional ABC's is an interactive, step-by-step program (geared for children ages 4 and up) that shows your child how to work through emotions and make good choices. Components of the program include: a 40 minute Program DVD, five 24-page Activity Books, Music CD, Playing Cards, Stickers and Magnet. The DVD presents the core concepts of The Emotional ABC's. These concepts are substantially reinforced by the Activity Books and other Program components.
Written by: Angi
Have you ever tried to explain feelings to a child? Me, too. That's why I was thrilled to try Emotional ABC's with our dramatic child. He enjoyed that video although he did say it's a lot to take in at one time so breaking it up would work better. The workbooks weren't up his alley, but big brother thought they were interesting. Stickers were a hit as were the cards to play Go Moody. I think that is one game that never gets old for them. It's a great jumping off point when they argue and bicker as siblings do.
Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, she responds to Yoast support requests, and she loves to ramble on about anything. When not doing those, she can be found slaving over the kitchen stove cooking for her family, curled up with a good book or watching any one of her favorite TV shows.