The intervention I chose to undertake with my cinema star nephew was Click! Emotions. This intervention is designed to assist children with developing emotional intelligence. A practitioner and a child come up with a list of emotions together. Then, the practitioner asks the child to express the emotion using their face, and the practitioner captures the child’s facial expression on a camera. The child then describes to the practitioner the number of times he or she experiences that emotion.
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