Games about Emotions

Learn about feelings. Why do I feel like this? Is there a way to feel better? Dealing with emotions can be especially difficult so it's good to learn how to identify different feelings.

Behavior
Kids are born social, and they are full of curiosity, questions and very little concentration. Soon they realize there are different environments and situations that require them to behave differently, and these skills become essential when interacting with others. Self regulation, concentration and following rules are something kids can practice through games. Positive emotions like empathy and getting along with people around you are great things to learn - and how to control frustration to maintain order. Practicing focusing and paying attention to details, such as complex building or puzzle games will help developing the capacity for self control, and through that, remembering the rules.Learn more
Communication
Talking to your child often means letting them talk. As a parent, you should encourage them to talk about their feelings and thoughts, and help finding right words. Listening is a skill both the child and parent will need to practice often. Sometimes communication isn't about words, it can be also facial expressions, body language and tone of voice. Communication works both ways - it deepens the bond between you, and makes children more confident in talking but also listening to you. Children need encouragement and positive feedback, and time and space to be heard.Learn more
Conflict Resolution
Dealing with other people is complicated and sometimes kids end up in situations where they don't get along with others. It's natural to feel frusturated but kids don't always have the emotional tools to deal with hard and complex feelings. Games can help learning how to deal with disagreement and resolve problematic situations. Compromise and empathy will help a long way.Learn more
Cooperation
Working in a team is a skillset that’s necessary for our entire lives. Teaching your children to be team players early on comes naturally when interacting with each other while playing a game. Listening and helping each other through challenges and learning can be a magic experience for you and your child to connect and a feel mutual sense of achievement, that they will carry with them as they develop this skill further in life.Learn more
Courage
Courage is about being able to make decisions when it's difficult or scary. Being brave doesn't mean kids can't have fears - it's about being brave enough to overcome the fear in order to try something new, start a new activity or keep on practicing. Parent can help by being present, with emotional support and providing information that might help to overcome that fear. Kids are superheroes, every day, without realizing - but they should know their braveness!Learn more
Empathy
Please be kind. We care about each others, have empathy and compassion. We want to help and care for others in need whether it's humans, animals or nature. In games, kids can learn empathy through nurture or just taking kind actions, or making a sad cat smile by putting a funny hat on him. It takes effort to notice others' feelings and then respond accordingly.Learn more
EQ
Emotional intelligence is something we strongly advocate with our partners at UNESCO. It's about being aware of one's feelings, others' feelings, and understanding them. It's about being able to read body language and tone of voice, and knowing what emotions are being shown, and naming them. Empathy and compassion is also important part of emotional intelligence towards others, animals or nature. It also covers behavioural skills of knowing how to react when and why called emotional self-regulation. By age four, children learn how to use some mechanics to self regulate, such as covering their eyes when scared. Kids can develop their emotional intelligence skills by playing games that help recognising feelings, caring for others, collaborating with others, and of course through discussing the with their parents about the feelings games have inspired.Learn more
Friendship
We all need friends, good friends. Those that are kind to us, they are there when we need them, they listen and are fun to play with. It's not always easy to share or to play others' games, but with co operative play is something that can be practised. Playing together and helping each others to get through a game is a great bonding experience.Learn more
Relationships
Family is the unit kids start from when it comes to relationships, then adding other family, and then friends. People around you give you positive feedback, make you feel like you belong and are important. They support you and listen to you. Good relationships make you a happy person, and help you cope in life. It's also a two way street - it's important to learn how to treat others with the same respect.Learn more
Sadness
By age three kids can start naming their emotions. Learning to identify and understand feelings is quite a task where parents can help. Bliss, relief, pride, surprise, curiosity, excitement, awe and wonder experienced through playing games all help your child to develop emotional intelligence. Self-expression, relaxation and overcoming challenges all help your child to regulate and manage their emotions, going through them in a safe and comfortable way that is socially rewarding for the whole family. Emotional development is key to sparking and boosting a child’s character both in understanding and recognition of feelings. Parents can help in learning this by naming those feelings and trying to express the source of the emotion. In games, kids might trigger actions that make characters happy or sad and quickly realise why, and how to trigger these reactions.Learn more
Sleep
Everybody sleeps - the ants and whales, and we humans. When we sleep, it gives rest to our body and brain so they can continue developing and growing. Brain especially needs sleep so it can continue learning, focus on topics, solve problems and get creative. Our body needs sleep to grow more muscles, bones and skin, and keep healthy. Bedtime stories can make falling asleep easier, and it's great for parent and kid alike to snuggle up to listen to a story before bed.Learn more

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