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A Box Full of Feelings Intervention

A Box Full of Feelings is designed to support the social-emotional development of children. The set is built around four basic feelings: happy, sad, angry and afraid.

A Box Full of Feelings is used to help children remain or get in touch with their inner world of feelings, recognise emotions in themselves, accept them, name them and have a more differentiated awareness of them. Gradually they will also learn to take perspective of others; perceptions and emotions, to feel the impact of their actions and realise that people don't experience events in the same way. All of this is at the heart of emotional intelligence.

The impact of using the box is significant: practitioners' report how children are more alert to the utterances of feelings, how they use a more differentiated vocabulary concerning emotions, how their intuitions become more refined and how their role-taking capacity expands. Because these children can express feelings in a more appropriate way their capacity to participate in the life of the school is enhanced.

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