,The My Zones of Feelings Auslan Edition features 38 flash cards divided into four coloured zones: blue, green, yellow and red. The zones are designed to help your child to identify how they are feeling, and categorise their feelings based on colour.
Start by introducing your child to the four coloured zones. Use the descriptions of the zones on the back of this introduction card to help guide your explanation. Take your child through the different feelings presented on each card. You may wish to introduce a few feelings from each zone to start with, and add more as your child becomes familiar with the feelings in Auslan.
Try to talk to your child about strategies that can help them to feel good when they are experiencing different feelings within each zone. Use the reflection questions on the back of the cards to help prompt and guide your discussions.
Please note that the images displayed on each card are aimed to provide a broad understanding of the handshapes and movements required to sign different feelings in Auslan. It is recommended that you cross-reference these signs using resources within your local community.
These cards were developed in strong collaboration with multiple Auslan users, including Kirsten Mooney (Auslan teacher), David Grant (founder of Auslan with David, and Gail Smith (owner of Auslan Journey). We also consulted with the broader Deaf community to get their feedback on their preferred signs for the different feelings/emotions presented.
+ THE IMPACT OF OUR AUSLAN FEELINGS FLASH CARDS ON CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Enhancing Children’s Emotional Awareness and Regulation
Discovering and understanding emotions is a crucial aspect of a child's emotional journey, and our My Zones of Feelings Auslan Edition flash cards play a pivotal role in guiding them through this exploration. These cards provide a safe and engaging platform for children to delve into their emotions, gaining valuable insights and developing emotional intelligence while learning effective strategies for self-regulation.
Validated by the Zone of Regulation framework and supported by extensive research, our Auslan feelings flash cards have proven highly effective in promoting emotional awareness and regulation in children. Through playful interactions with the cards, children can recognise, understand, and effectively manage their emotions, building essential life skills that create a foundation for healthier emotional expression and connections with others.
Promoting Emotional Intelligence
At the core of our Auslan feelings cards' impact is the promotion of emotional intelligence in children. By using these cards, children learn to identify and understand a wide range of emotions, therefore expanding their emotional vocabulary and self-awareness. The ability to recognise and express their feelings effectively not only fosters empathy and social connections but also equips children with lifelong skills for emotional intelligence and wellbeing.
With the aid of My Zones of Feelings Auslan Edition flash cards, children embark on a journey of emotional exploration, self-discovery, and growth, laying the groundwork for a more emotionally resilient and empathetic future.
+ PRODUCT DETAILS
· 38 cards in each pack, including one instruction card
· A6 size - 105mm x 148mm
· Professionally printed on 350gsm card stock, with gloss laminate, and rounded corners
· Each set comes in a premium calico drawstring bag for safekeeping
· Proudly designed and made in Australia
+ SAFETY WARNING
Children under the age of 3 years should be supervised when using these cards. Do not allow children to suck or chew on them as it may cause parts to break off, causing a choking hazard.