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What is the Emoji Wheel?
An Emoji Wheel is a tool used to help children and adults/caregivers reflect on their day and emotions together
It helps to frame a conversation in a trauma-informed way with an adult/ caregiver
Children and adults/caregivers often feel buy-in when completing the sheet together
It allows the adult/caregiver to reflect back the emotions of the child and to share their own (ask, describe, show and tell)
When do I use it?
When you want to have a focused conversation about emotions and understanding facial expressions
As a research tool, it helps to gain an understanding of the general state of the child and adult/caregiver
How do I use it?
Ask or help children identify which three emojis they are feeling
Ask what happened in the child’s day
The adult/caregiver also participates by choosing three emojis and reflecting on their day
Tips and Tricks
Remember that there is no one way to complete the Emoji Wheel. It needs to be tailored to the child’s emotional state in the moment
Feeling Faces (English) Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Feeling Faces (Spanish) Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Feeling Faces Chart Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation