We are very excited to do our version of an emotions board. In order to fully understand this board and understand it's multiple uses, please read our blog HERE.
Our wooden emotions board includes 9 emotions and three ball slots underneath each emotion. You can use the ball slots in several ways.
The first way is to use it as a "ranking system" in which, on a scale of one to three, your child can rank their feelings. One ball would mean a minimal level of that emotion (but while still relevant and an emotion they are experiencing) while all three filled would mean that they are completely feeling this emotion.
If you have multiple kids, another great way of using it is by assigning a ball color to each one of your kids that way they can all express their emotions at any given time and you'd know which child is feeling what emotion based on ball color or counter type.
Children experience not only multiple emotions at any given moment but also varying degrees of those emotions so it was important for us to find a way for children to be able to express these two things concurrently.
Our wooden emotions board was made in a rectangular shape and meant to stay on a flat surface, preferably a permanent spot like a low bookshelf or table, so the child will always know where to go when wishing to mark down/express their feelings.
We include one (1) wooden emotions board. Manipulatives are not included. We do provided a wide variety of manipulatives such as felt balls and marbles under found HERE. We encourage you to either (1) have your child pick thier own manipulative from the options provided to make them feel a part of the process and excited or 2) pick a color/type that they would be excited to use that fits their preferences and personality such as blue if it's their favorite color or our glitter cupcake marbles for girly girls or hot pink felt balls!
We only use all natural and organic hardwoods like maple, walnut, and cherry for all our wooden toy products. Each wooden board is hand selected by us and only the very best is used. All wooden toy products are handmade in the U.S.A. in our small shop located on our property in Pennsylvania. To learn more about our materials used for our wooden toys, click HERE.
We seal all our natural wooden toys in organic and locally sourced white bees wax and organic food grade cold pressed coconut oil. We want your heirloom wooden toy to last for many generations so we take care of every wooden toy that leaves our shop to ensure only the very best of Jack and Link is represented.
Interested in seeing the rest of our educational toys available? Click HERE.
CAUTION: Please exercise caution when using this board. Please do not put this in a location where young children who are still mouthing can eat and choke on a marble or manipulative.