A Social Emotional Game That Develops Empathy and Compassion.
Friends and Neighbors is a matching game that focuses on emotions. 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? Reach into the Helping Bag and Pull out a token - can it help someone on the game board? If so, it's a match! Place it on the game board. Otherwise, place the token on the Stop Sign. Every placed token complete the poem on the game board with the end part on the token.
The object of the game is to complete 1 game board with 9 matching tokens before there are 5 red tokens on the Stop Sign.
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.