Friends & Neighbors
Friends and Neighbors: The Helping Game - A Social-Emotional Game that Develops Empathy and Compassion! Can players help a little girl who's sad because she's standing out in the rain or a boy who's afraid of the dark? With Friends and Neighbors, winner of multiple awards including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, children will learn how! In this matching game that focuses on emotions, children encounter persons with a problem and reach into the Helping Bag to pull out a token - can the token help someone on the game board? If so, it's a match!
By playing the game with their children, parents can help kids recognize feelings in others - the first step to building empathy. Game includes 4 game boards, 14 tokens, 1 Helping Bag, 1 Stop Sign board, parent guide and Friends and Neighbors book.
Children will learn:
- How to recognize and name emotions
- What it feels like to be a helper
What's a cooperative game? It's a game where everyone plays together, no one is left out, and everybody has fun!
Cooperative games emphasize play, not competition. Kids work together, help each other and, most importantly, they play for FUN!
Cooperative Games foster:
- Non-stressful play situations
- Emotional development
- Shared decision making
- Creative problem solving
- A sense of community
- Positive self esteem