I am a huge fan of Inside Out.
I organised a movie night at school to introduce the characters and concepts to children from 5 – 11 years old. I wanted to use these characters to start building the most basic way to naming emotions: fear, anger, joy, sadness and disgust. I then created key ring sized flashcards for all adults to have to hand and use. I see it as our responsibility to teach our children about our emotional landscapes and most children will understand the pictures and then we add the words. I created a very basic version for those children who needed to learn these. I use them to recognise emotions in others, paying attention to the position of the eyes, the shape of the mouth and the angle of the eyebrows. For children who can easily
recognise these, I developed a more advanced version to encourage a wider vocabulary and a focus on the nuances in intensity of