Incorporate Emotional Intelligence into family fun
Summer evokes a long-standing pastime for families to take a break from the school year and work. Picnics, amusement park rides, and getaway excursions usually top the list of things to do. But have you thought about including self-awareness into your list of family activities?
- Want to watch engaging puppets act out their emotions?
- Learn some catchy and educational dance steps?
- Or show your artistic side in an online adventure game?
Families can interpersonally connect with each other when they engage their feelings and those of others. Emotions matter, and practicing mindfulness, empathy, and self-awareness are the building blocks of emotional intelligence. So why not start instilling these characteristics in the formative years to become second nature in adulthood.
Check out the following list of resources. Most of the sites provide free access.
Many are entertaining, such as the Sesame Street videos, while others are enlightening and informative. There’s something for everyone from pre-K to adults!
Our store has a variety of plush dolls, card games, and books free or paid for.
Video games with emotional intelligence themes:
Includes links to free and paid EQ home games.
Books and guides for Pre-K to Post High School ages.
Social and Emotional Development Videos
Mindful Physical Activities
Bring out your inner Zen with this yoga application. Try it out for two weeks free.
The guide includes meditation audio to relieve mental stress.
When families engage their senses, they bring balance to their lives and improve relationships. Adding awareness activities shows parents and children a mental map on how they can empower their interactions through emotional intelligence-building games, physical activities, and more.