An excellent reference point to explore and discuss feelings and emotions for children and adults with additional needs. Signs include ‘anxious’ ‘calm’ ‘brave’ ‘bored’ and many more 50 cards per pack.
Great care has been taken in developing the sign graphics to give meaningful representation of the non-verbal and facial elements involved in these signs in a simplistic and minimalist way that tries not to distort or over-exaggerate.
The signs include: angry, anxious, bored, calm, patient, brave, confident, confused, courageous, delighted, disappointed, embarrassed, emotional, excited, fed up, feelings, frightened, frustrated, stressed, funny, laugh, guilty, happy, enjoy, hurt, sore, interested, keen, jealous, envious, lonely, love, miserable, sulk, miss, pine, nervous, panic, peaceful, quiet, pleased, proud, puzzled, sad, depressed, satisfied, content, scared, sensitive, touchy, serious, shy, shocked, sorry, surprised, sympathise, tempted, fancy, tired, upset, worried.
The facial expressions of emotions are considered by some to be universally recognised and understood. Non-verbal and facial expressions are crucial to all communication and language, and sign languages in particular.
According to research, our body language and facial expressions are thought to account for between 50 – 70 % of all communication – and never more so than when we wish to convey our emotions.