By seeing the same emotion on the faces of different characters, or by seeing the same person experiencing a range of emotions, children learn to better understand and identify common emotions—both their own and other people’s. This experience also drives home the point that everyone feels the same emotions. How does it feel? helps children learn these vital emotional lessons.
Children also begin noticing that, while certain situations elicit particular emotions, the same situation does not necessarily make all children feel the same way. Playing How does it feel? helps children understand both the range of emotions a given situation can elicit, and the range of possible causes that can produce a given emotion.
How does it feel? also helps children acquire vocabulary related to human emotions, contributing to their language development. The game’s design encourages children to complete simple puzzles, an activity that promotes cognitive and fine motor skill development.