My Ups and Downs*
by Linda S. Kraskey, M.A
When children open up this deck of cards, they open up new possibilities for emotional expression. These large (3 1/2" by 5 3/4"), colorful cards feature 17 captivating kids who express 34 different emotions. Children can compare their own feelings with those depicted on the cards. This is a flexible tool that can be used in a number of ways—you can play memory games, make up stories, or play a new form of Old Maid (complete instructions included).
Used at the Devereux Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, Father Flanagan's Boys' Town, Kennedy Foundation, Covenant House, and many other well-known institutions, this multicultural card deck encourages children to communicate more freely.