Learning Fun with Feelings teaches your child to understand
the emotional states of other people.
child will learn to read the state of mind of others around
them — improving both their social interaction and personal
for learning all about emotions, Fun with Feelings
identification and understanding of
common emotional states
visual features of each emotion
situational factors that produce emotions
voice and sounds associated with emotions
Fun with Feelings uses a strong audio
and visual interface to maintain interest during the learning
period. Each emotion is broken down into several small pieces
that are built in stages into an image of that emotion for
the child. They include:
Identification Through Repetition
In Level 1, the child learns in a global sense about 20
different emotions. Colorful cartoon are used to maintain
a sufficient interest level to see the application through
to completion. Here the child learns through cartoons a
label for the individual emotion without learning what individual
features or environmental factors resulted in that emotional
In Level 2, the user taught the individual facial and body
features relating to each emotion learned in Level 1. For
example, a picture of a happy person smiling is shown with
a question stating, you can tell this person is happy because?
Then the user is asked to select an answer from the choices
given. The correct answer in this case is, "My mouth
is going up." Piece by piece the user begins to put
together a picture of what a person who feels happy looks
like. This process is performed for all 20 emotions.
Level 3 demonstrates how the environment can cause emotions.
Typical examples include the boy is happy because he got
a birthday present. The girl is sad because her bike is
broken and so on.
Level 4 teaches the verbal data associated with a given
emotion. In this level, voices are played and are required
to be matched to the picture of the corresponding emotion.
For example, hearing a voice yelling in anger would correspond
to one of the possible answers, a picture of an angry person.
In Level 5 we use videos of real people with each emotional
state. Using the lessons learned in levels 1-4, the user
is now asked to identify the emotional state of the person
in the video.
World Social Application
In Level 6, we take a walk into a crowded room with
real people in different emotional states. Using knowledge
gained from Levels 1 though 5, the user is asked to identify
a person with a specific emotional state. After successful
completion of Level 6, the user is ready for real world,
appropriate communication and interaction.
answers that are not selected correctly the first time are
repeated at the end of the level. The user cannot progress
to the next level until they have answered all questions correctly
the first time. Therefore the user is forced to succeed and
learn through repetition.
with Feelings also has a learning center to teach the features
of each emotion before or during the game. The learning center
reinforces and supplements the information learned through
playing the game.
With Feelings in the Classroom
Not only is Fun With Feelings the ultimate
learning tool for all children ages 3-11, but it also has
been recognized by educators to be effective in the treatment
of mind blindness — a common disiblity in the the learning
of us find it difficult to asses the emotional state of others.
We observe peoples actions and words
and try to match the data input to some filtered perception
that relates to a sum of past experiences. For the adult or
child with special educational needs such as autism, this
process may be non-existent.
example, the autistic child may be unable to assess the state
of emotion of others in their immediate environment. This
leads to the inability to appropriately relate to or identify
with poor conversational skills, the autistic child is doomed
to a life of isolation without a chance for developing significant
relationships in the social world.
the absence of a cure for autism through some magic bullet,
we must rely on learning and behavior modification to teach
the special needs child how to assess the emotional states
the data used for this process may be overwhelming, a method
that breaks down the individual components of an emotion is
CE version for Pocket PCs Now Available!
Now even if you are on the road, you
can take Fun
With Feelings with you to use on your Pocket PC.
For Windows based Desktops:
Windows® 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME or XP, Pentium Processor,
VGA monitor 800 x 600 resolution, 32-bit color display, 520
MB hard drive, 128 MB RAM, sound card, MS DirectX 8 or higher
Windows CE based Handhelds:
Pocket PC Windows CE version 3.0 or
greater (ARM, MIPS, SH3)
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