Our Preschool Emotion Activity Play Center (seen at your left) is a pioneering approach that the children enjoy and quickly grow quite accomplished at using (Visit our YouTube Channel). It can be used in conjunction with books, audio tapes, songs and almost any Social-Emotional Curriculum.
Used in Preschool settings (it's been in use for 14 years with thousands of children) this Patented Emotion Activity Play Center serves as a fun tool in the development of a preschooler’s emotional literacy.
In addition, we are also exploring how this apparatus can be useful with certain [spectrum] types of autism.
When you teach kids emotional intelligence, how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from and learn how to deal with them, you teach them the most essential skills for their success in life. Research has shown that emotional intelligence or EQ "predicts over 54% of the variation in success (relationships, effectiveness, health, quality of life)." Additional data concludes that "young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices."
FYI: Programs & Systems are showing up nationally to address this issue, however most target K and higher. Ms. Lewis decided to address preschoolers because her 34 years of operating commercial childcare facilities, serving primarily preschool age children, taught her that they do have a very different experience with emotions.
You will hear about the great expense involved with implementing these programs, thus Ms. Lewis made certain that her Emotional Literacy for Preschoolers Learning System was not only affordable, but she has made arrangements with a non-profit to donate thousands of them nationally.
"Bottom Line" - it works and it's a significant step in giving our preschoolers a leg up on their emotions before they enter the very structured life of elementary school.
The following NPR recording is just one example of how Emotional Literacy must be taken seriously and starting early is crucial to our children's growth and well-being as they develop.