Interpret, discuss, and discover feelings with Big Feelings Pineapple Deluxe Set. This self storing, tropical friend is designed to promote language development, vocabulary, emotional processing and empathy in children.
The set includes 50 pieces, each one adding value during playtime to promote social-emotional learning and self-advocacy. The emotion card includes 36 pineapple faces that depict feelings and encourage children to use descriptive language to express how they feel. This can help to expand their vocabulary and improve their social-emotional skills and self-regulation. With younger children, it can be used as a tool for language development and naming and describing the different facial parts of the pineapple (e.g. angry eyes, silly eyes, sad mouth).
The double sided pineapple allowed for two friends to make faces simultaneously. “My pineapple feels cool (with sunglasses),” and “My pineapple is angry because you stole its sunglasses!” they discussed.
A mirror attaches and detaches on the side of the pineapple, which was great for imitating facial expressions and feelings, recognizing emotions and practicing vocabulary for more than just happy, sad, and angry. The pineapple’s multiple facial expressions allow children to practice interpreting and responding to different emotions, like confident, shy, and overwhelmed, which can help to build their social and emotional toolkit.
The Big Feelings Pineapple Deluxe Set became a great tool for role-playing and imaginative play too, as children developed their social skills by practicing empathy and understanding the perspectives of others.
Overall, the Big Feelings Pineapple Deluxe Set allows children to engage in self-reflection, self-awareness and build resilience and self-esteem. Whether they are practicing language skills and vocabulary to name emotions, or engaging in imaginative play, this toy is sure to provide hours of fun and learning at home and school.
Available at Learning Resources, Amazon and Target