Play - How
do I feel?
games with your children can help them
to feel good about themselves. Children love creative play so enjoy
this parenting activity.
The following game helps children to
explore their emotions and become aware of them.
It is a good game to play when all the family members
are present and the baby can also be involved.
First of all it is necessary for the parents to think up several
positive words that express feelings as well as negative words.
Try to keep it close to the level of the child.
the game by one member of the group saying:
‘I feel a noise inside me and it sounds like this ……………..’
Laugh, hip, hip horary etc.
everyone repeats it saying dad has a noise inside him and it sounds
like ….. Because he is excited or happy.
with each person in the group.
has a noise inside her that goes like this……. A sigh
because she needs a rest or is tired.
A grunt because she is annoyed etc.
acts out the noise that way everyone feels listened to and learns
about how their feeling and why.
a baby takes part who cannot speak everyone just copies what the
variation is to ask the child what sound they make when they are
Try to make a sound that fits the feeling and act out the feeling.
Frances Byatt-Smith RN RHV BA (Hons) Psychology
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