Coco Koala's Emotions Cards $44

24 double-sided cards (9cm x12 cm)    

Did you know? 

When you learn the label of an emotional state,  you are more likely to recognise when you are feeling that particular way... This emotional (self) awareness is the FIRST step to emotional self-management and self-regulation.

Exploring emotions also helps us recognise OTHERS' emotional states (part of social awareness) and this can lead to more successful social interactions. 

Why are our emotions cards so super fabulous? 

1) They cover basic emotions ... but  also other traits and feelings common to young children.

2) They encourage users to explore facial expressions, body-language, internal senses, words and context. 

3) They include degrees of emotions. Coco is angry on one card. Coco is FURIOUS on another. Coco is happy, Coco is EXCITED.  Coco is sad and Coco is (really) UPSET.  

4) They include  lots of POSITIVE states  - calm, proud, creative and kind PLUS more. 

5) Not only do you get the "basic emotions" but you get variations of that include context ... For example, you get angry and then angry-type emotions - frustrated, annoyed, jealous. 

6) The back of each card includes a little blurb about what is going on with Coco. Users are encouraged to GUESS. After all, reading someone else's state is all about guesswork , right? They also normalise ALL emotions and states. It's OK to feel any emotion - but some are nice to feel whereas others are not-so-nice. 

7) They are removed of gender and ethnicity  (and most of the clothes!). Some cards include so many features in an attempt to be inclusive that the features  detract from the true target of learning (emotions/ states of feeling).

8) They are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled card and are sturdy and rather cute.

9) They use child-friendly language. E.g. Coco feels "left out" (we don't use the term, "rejected"). 

10) They come with bonus online activities, info about emotions and teaching tips. (See the Licence Code that comes with your pack and access the  bonus materials via the button below). 

You receive a card for*: 

Happy Sad Scared Angry Disgusted Surprised  Annoyed Jealous Frustrated Embarrassed Proud Brave Calm Excited Upset Furious Silly Creative Amazed  Sorry Loved Kind Proud Left out

*Note: Some of these states may not be regarded as "emotions" by some. For example, "Kind" could be seen as an attribute or a behavioural trait.  For the purpose of this learning, we have included states that are common to children in what they experience and in their interactions with others. 

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