Small children are not always able to recognise emotions; they may struggle to understand how to portray their emotions and how to interpret others’ emotions. That is why your child will love games like this face game. This game simply requires your child to use the mouse and drag the thermometer up and down. This will then express the emotions on the face of the child on the screen. The lower you go, the more upset he becomes, and vice versa.
The reason why this face game is a successful and educational is that it explores and explains to your child. It explores the expressions and as a result, explains them to the player. They are not always immediately able to analyse expressions, so this game provides your child with the time to absorb and analyse the expressions. They will then store the mental picture away in their head and use their natural abilities of association to associate expressions with emotions.
Games like this are vital for any child. The reason for this is that they are having fun and learning at the same time. They will use this ‘face game’ knowledge and apply it when playing with their friends or interacting with family etc. They will understand and react accordingly.