Homeschool.com’s Product Reviews
| Ages 3 – 6
EQ = Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence includes: reading social cues, self-motivation, delaying gratification, coping with life’s ups and downs, managing relationships, decision making, and problem solving.
A growing body of research suggests that improved emotional intelligence in children leads to readiness for school and may likely to lead to life success – career, relationships, health and happiness.
EQtainment provides fun activities for improving your child’s emotional intelligence, for practicing social skills and for improving your child’s overall behavior. These products are perfect for young children, 3-6 (and beyond).
Their products can be purchased singularly or as a bundle. We received, and we are reviewing the EQtainment combo package pictured below.
The bundle includes:
The main character in all of these items is a dusty leaf monkey named Q. He is one of the smartest monkeys in the world – he can make phenomenal inventions – but he still needs to learn a lot about life. For instance, he needs to learn how to share, to help others, to recognize social cues, etc. – all life skills that children need to learn too.
There are many things about the EQtainment products that we like!
Players can take as much time as they’d like to answer questions/practice the activities. As the parent, you can determine what is important to you/your family – and spend more time on these scenarios/cards (always a plus!).
The cards include –
The game is colorful and attractive. The play pieces are cute – even the dice are cute!
As with the board game, the card game provides kids an opportunity to answer questions and perform fun actions that improve their EQ.
The cards are housed in a cute, colorful tin, which is the perfect size for little hands, or a Mom’s purse. I’m a fan of toys that come with their own storage capabilities.
Coloring book questions include:
I love when a stuffed animal is associated with any educational product – and kids do too! This monkey = darling!
The price is affordable – for individual products and for the bundle.
Want to learn more? You can see videos of the products here.
BTW – EQtainment will be launching their Q Wunder App in mid-September. It will contain 24 episodes of their kids show, 13 original songs with music videos, games and podcasts for parents = additional ways parents and teachers can use EQtainment’s products in helping develop emotional intelligence.