Sunday, July 10, 2022

Empower Empathy, by My Tiny Sprouts

Nature/ Type:          Original board game with an emphasis on emotional intelligence 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  5 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Superheroes + board game lovers 

I have tested many toys that focus on feelings, but I had never played with a board game that places such important emphasis on emotional intelligence! I am so grateful to My Tiny Sprouts for sending this award-winning Empower Empathy game to me for review. At the end of each game, we felt closer together as a family, by listening to each other and having candid conversations about our feelings. This is a fantastic game. 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Unique Theme of Empathy- I love the unique theme of instilling empathy as a life skill into kids. I love the 160 scenario cards with relatable circumstances for kids - “Russell’s best friend moved to another school”, “No one is playing with Kim at the park”, “Fred knows no one at his new school”. We chatted about how the person must have felt, and what “actions” can be used to handle the unpleasant situations. The boy talked about how the scenarios reminded him about “someone” he knows, or sometimes, his own experience. There are 80 “Power Up” cards that give us an open space to discuss about emotions - “how to ask for help to make frustration smaller”, “3 ways to calm your anger”, “name 3 things you are thankful for”. I never knew how BIG and COMPLEX kids’ emotions and feelings can be. I love how the game encourages the kids to put themselves in another’s shoes and personalise the experience by using simple real-world scenarios. I truly value the chance to share with the kids lessons and thoughts through a fun game! 

(2) Superheroes + Collaborative Game- I love the superheroes, mission-packed concept; players work collaboratively to solve social dilemmas and defeat Goobi the villain. The kids love the idea of “saving a city”, competing to reach the target, and the fun “face-off” times where they get to mimic a range of facial emotions (proud, silly, disgusted etc). I love the accompanying guidebook with ideas to navigate tricky social conflicts. 

(3) Awesome Game Components- The game components are of top-notch quality! The graphics are beautifully-done and visually appealing to kids. I love the elegant wooden dice and the adorable superhero markers. I love that the raw materials are toxic-free and 100% recyclable! 

How GREAT is that! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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