I had seen something similar at a workshop that I attended. I could not find it online, so I decided to recreate it and post it as a free product.
What is it?
Included is a visual on how the five basic/core emotions
overlap to make feelings. Basic emotions function as building blocks, with more complex emotions being blends of basic ones. This visual also uses Inside Out's characters to help learn these "abstract" emotions.
How do I use it?
I use this visual to help my students build their emotional vocabulary. It helps broaden my student's emotional vocabulary, helps identify their emotions, and helps to identify and respond to other people’s emotions.
Why is an Emotional Vocabulary Important?
Many parents provide words for the strong and common emotions children feel like happiness, sadness, and anger, but we sometimes overlook the fact that there’s a large and varied vocabulary of emotion. Children need a larger pool of words to draw on to be able to express all their emotions as well as to be able to read the cues that indicate other people’s feelings.
Being able to sense and understand the emotions of others is a big part of a child’s social development and social success. If your child can read the emotional cues to get a sense of how other children are responding to her attempts to connect with them, she is more able to respond appropriately. This is the foundation on which the ability to create and maintain friendships is built upon.
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