The Little Wise Box of Emotions is a magnetic educational and learning toy offering parents and carers a fun and interactive way to help young children to understand and manage feelings and emotions and generally support the development of children’s social and emotional intelligence.
Social and emotional intelligence is one of the most important skills we can teach young children. It enables them to recognise, understand and manage their big feelings and emotions. It also helps children to learn how to communicate effectively and interact with others, develop empathy, and build positive and healthy relationships. Children with high social and emotional intelligence are not only more likely to be happier as children, they are also more likely to grow up into happy, successful and emotionally self-aware adults with respect for themselves and others.
Parents and carers have a big role to play in fostering children’s social and emotional intelligence. As it is such a complex area it can be difficult to know where to begin in teaching this skill. The Little Wise Box of Emotions learning toy has been developed to support this by providing a comprehensive, fun and interactive resource, covering a broad range of aspects of social and emotional intelligence. It explores naming, understanding and managing feelings and emotions, as well as building self-confidence and self-esteem. Everything comes in a small A5 size box which has a tray lid for all of the tabs, making it a perfect travel game that can be used on the move as well as at home.
Inside each kit you get:
– A magnetic tablet and 28 hand illustrated magnetic feeling tabs representing 28 different feelings;
– An A4 Feelings Poster;
– Two hand-made finger puppets for suggested role-play activities;
– A 26 page activity book that is packed with a wealth of insight, ideas and activities for supporting children’s social and emotional intelligence.
– An additional supplement to the activity book that looks at a growth mindset and fixed mindset (two very helpful terms developed by a researcher called Carol Dweck which can offer invaluable support to children’s social and emotional development) alongside other ideas for helping children to manage big feelings and emotions.
As well as being used in the home, this activity set also works well with 1:1 and group activities in early years settings, schools and services that provide emotional wellbeing support for children.
Children, parents and early years specialists have been very much engaged during the development of this fun and interactive educational toy.
Here’s what one customer had to say:
“My son absolutely loves the Little Wise Box of Emotions! It’s such a great fun way to get children talking about emotions and feelings. I think it’s so important to get them talking from a young age. It also has helped me as his mum to understand why he’s feeling a certain way and I can tell him how I’m feeling too. Highly recommend this game!”
“I used the Little Wise Box of Emotions today with a 5 year old little girl who struggles with expressing her feelings and emotions, and it was a great hit! The pieces are just the right size for little hands, and she loved the magnetic board to stick them to. The poster is just the right size for working on a school desk. The book that accompanies the box set is very well written and is clear and easy to understand. It covers everything that you need to help support children. There are also plenty of activities to use with a range of children’s ages and abilities. The outcome of the work with the little girl today was that she was able to show me her ‘shocked’ face and tell me what would make her feel excited, which is something that has not happened before. A big thank you to Little Wise Toys.”
You can see some reviews from customers here.
You can also find emotional health support for older children and young people with the Reframing Your Thoughts toolkit for 6-12 year olds and the Reframing Your Thoughts toolkit for teens.
**UK postage is £3.00 (you can order as many kits as you like and the postage stays the same) or £5 if you would like it gift wrapped. Please do contact me direct if you would like to enquire about an international delivery (firstname.lastname@example.org). Whichever postage option you go for, if you would like a (free of charge) personalised note with your order, please let me know what you would like to say in the notes section at checkout, and I will organise this for you.**