8 Games that You Can Use to Help Develop Kids’ Emotional Intelligence

As I’ve written in previous posts, I like to take time early in my work with a child or young person to talk about emotions, to assess what the child’s emotional awareness is, her ability to express a wide range of emotions, and how she copes with various emotions. Having a sense of a child’s emotional intelligence at the start …

Carey Emmerson8 Games that You Can Use to Help Develop Kids’ Emotional Intelligence

How to Build Self-Esteem and Social Skills Using Laundry Supplies

Here’s an activity for social skills or self-esteem groups, or simply for building trust and rapport amongst group members. All you need are some clothespins and some thin, permanent markers of varying colours. This activity will probably work best after a session or two, as group members should at least know each other a little bit and be comfortable enough …

Carey EmmersonHow to Build Self-Esteem and Social Skills Using Laundry Supplies

4 Puzzles to Get to Know Your Clients

Here is an activity that will help you build rapport, get to know a new client, and assist you in your initial assessment of the child. These puzzles could be useful with kids with any presenting problem. Each of the puzzles features a colourful picture on the front, along with an affirmation statement (e.g., I am strong), which can launch …

Carey Emmerson4 Puzzles to Get to Know Your Clients

Coming Soon: Mind-N-Mettle

Reinforce Learning.  Review for Tests.  Have fun!  Pre-order on Kickstarter starting August 28, 2014 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1095193078/mind-n-mettle-an-interactive-electronic-group-quiz About the Game Mind-N-Mettle is an interactive, quiz-show style game for groups of up to 36 people.  It is a digital resource that allows the teacher, counsellor, or group leader to customize the game content.  Because the teacher writes/inputs the questions, the game can be …

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