Mixed Emotions Junior: A CBT activity for young children
- Help young children accurately identify emotions.
- Help children learn to "stop and think" before acting on their emotions
- Children move the "people pawns" to indicate change in intensity of their emotions
- Black and white version of the chart can be copied and used for "home assignments"This activity can also be used to help children understand the emotions of others.
The colorful Mixed Emotions "Junior" board and people pawns provide an engaging tool for young children to identify their emotions and gauge the intensity of their emotions. This process help children "stop and think" before acting out their emotions. The accompanying materials include for instructions several activities (Show Me How You Feel, Thinking About Feelings, and Coping With Feelings). On the reverse side of the board is a black and white version of the chart that can be copied and sent home with the child; ideas for home assignments are also included. Through the use of these engaging materials, therapists can use cognitive-behavioral techniques with even very young children.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2018
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This has been extremely helpful for lots of the elementary school and pre-school age kids I see in therapy. It has been a great tool for some of the less verbal kids in expressing their feelings, and very valuable for kids to learn about how they can have more than one feeling about the same event. It has also helped kids understand how to rate levels of intensity of their feelings. I have been pleasantly surprised just how much it has helped some of my more withdrawn kids to express themselves.