Best Behavior Card Games Set

Product Number : 1287A

  • Teach children about emotional intelligence
  • Includes The Self-Control Game, The Insight Game, and The Empathy Game

  • For 2-4 players

  • Ages: 8 and up

This set of 3 card games, developed by child psychologist Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., teaches children about emotional intelligence. Each card game is for 2-4 players. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


The Self-Control Game

This clever game approaches self-control in two ways. As players respond to question cards, they think and talk about different aspects of self-control, an important component of emotional intelligence. Then, as they place the cards facedown to form a maze, they actually experience the value of self-control - being patient and looking ahead makes it easier for them to win. Resisting temptation, planning, persisting, and understanding the consequences of impulsive behavior - challenge children to think before they act with this card game!

The Insight Game

Emotional intelligence is made up of many specific social and emotional skills, and insight is one of the most important skills. A skill that comes easily to some and not so easily to others, insight begins with children's willingness to talk about their thoughts and feelings - exactly what this card game is designed to encourage. As they draw cards that ask them to talk about their families, their friends, and themselves, players learn to connect past and present events and to understand why people sometimes do things that may not be in their best interests. The first person to put out a set of the three different question cards (i.e., Talk About Your Friends, Talk About Yourself, and Talk About Your Family) or a combination of three question cards and a "wild" card wins the game.

The Empathy Game

Children who understand how other people think and feel act more appropriately and enjoy richer social relationships. This card game helps players recognize the importance of empathy, a central component of emotional intelligence. As children try to read other players' nonverbal cues and guess how they've responded to Question Cards, they practice this skill in a fun way. Compassion, understanding, and acceptance - all in one game!


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