Friends and Neighbors : The Helping Game

///Friends and Neighbors : The Helping Game

Friends and Neighbors : The Helping Game

$39.95

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Friends and Neighbors is a cooperative game where all the players are working to match the game board with the correct token – by considering context, emotions and using empathy.

Description

Friends and Neighbors is a cooperative game where all the players are working to match the game board with the correct token – by considering context, emotions and using empathy.

Each scenario has a dilemma (eg a little girl standing in the rain getting soaked wet OR a boy in bed hiding under the covers at night).

Players identify the problem (a girl is getting wet) then how she might be feeling (sad) then how they might be able to help (give her a token with an umbrella).

OR

Players identify the problem (the boy hiding under the covers in the dark) then how he might be feeling (scared) then how they might be able to help (give him a token with a night light).

There are 14 different scenarios.

The aim of the game is to help all the friends and neighbours on the game board by drawing a token from the helping bag, before the STOP sign timer (1 to 5) is completed.  Each time a token drawn is not needed on the game board it is out face down on the next spot on the STOP timer.

In playing the game and reading about the feelings and needs of the characters, parents can help their children recognize feelings in others – the first step to building empathy.

The Friends and Neighbours Helping Game is ideal as a 2 player game, either at home or as a therapeutic tool.  It can also easily be played as a small group game.

It allows you and your child to talk about the feelings of the characters, why they might feel that way, and how your child may be able to help.  Discussion could also result around other ways that could be able to help someone in each scenario.

Cooperative games cultivate emotional development, shared decision making, positive self-esteem, creative problem solving and develop a sense of community in a non-stressful play environment.

What we love about this game

  • It is a cooperative game (everyone works collaboratively, it is not a competition)
  • It stimulates discussion around emotions in context and promotes empathy, compassion and action
  • It is an appealing, easy and quick game (takes about 10 minutes, tops)

Includes: 4 game boards, 14 tokens, 1 helping bag, 1 stop sign board, social and emotional intelligence parent guide and friends and neighbours story book.

This game is from Peaceable Kingdom and it is no surprise that it has won a “Gold Seal” from the Best Toy Awards.

  • 1-4 players
  • Ages 3 +

 

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