Games For The Development Of Emotional Intelligence In Children

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Some parents do not like to play with their children, considering it a tedious activity. But sometimes you need to forget about your business and take 10 minutes to play with your child. If you do this regularly, your child will learn to interact with other people, and you will feel more energized and happier as parents. Every day a child has to deal with difficult feelings: fear, jealousy, shame, panic, anger, frustration. Common situations for children provoke different feelings, and children express them through play. Laughter reduces stress hormones in the body and increases happiness hormones. It is very important to have an emotional intelligence game for kids every day. It develops them and makes them more adapted to life among people. THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS. It will not only help you understand your own feelings but also allow others to better understand you. Such communication with your partner, colleagues and especially with your child will be the basis for mutual understanding in the family and at work. To do this, enter into your speech a formula: "I feel..., because..., and I would like...". In the example of communication with a child, this formula could sound like this: "I'm upset that you spilled water with paints. I wish you would be more attentive. Now let's clean up together." HOW I FEEL TODAY. The essence of the game is that each evening the child chooses an emotion of today. "Today I felt joy (sadness, curiosity, anger...) when...". To do this, print out all the emotions of the child's favorite character, which he/she will choose to represent his/her experiences. This game teaches awareness and acceptance of your own feelings. EMOTIONS IN COLORS. You can make your own gallery of emotions, where each picture is an emotion expressed by the colors and composition the child chooses. It is fun to paint at the same time and compare how happy, sad, and angry you are. EMOTIONAL TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM It's not just "me and the sights" style photos that are interesting. Try taking emotional photos: "Ah! That palm tree is like a huge cactus - we have to try it," "The tower doesn't fall?!", "Juuuuuuck!". Believe me, photos like these are great for the whole family to look at. You can also use them to make a travel story. You print out a few photos, mix them up, and create a new story of your trip.

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