Towards a Tangible Storytelling Kit for Exploring Emotions with Children

Wallbaum, Torben and Ananthanarayan, Swamy and Borojeni, Shadan Sadeghian and Heuten, Wilko and Boll, Susanne
Proceedings of the on Thematic Workshops of ACM Multimedia 2017
A key aspect of children's development is the ability to manage personal feelings, understand others feelings and needs, and interact positively with others. Storytelling is one approach to help children develop emotional literacy and deal with their own feelings constructively. To facilitate and complement this process, we developed an interactive storytelling prototype to help children and parents explore emotional situations. Specifically, the tangible modular toolkit, enables the re-creation of different narratives using a multi-modal user interface. We evaluated the preliminary prototype with parents and children to get feedback on the design and to help us better understand the design space. Our findings revealed how children engaged with tangible storytelling, how they explored emotional states in narratives, and what challenges they faced. We also explored the routines and practices parents used and the issues they faced while helping their children express emotions more easily.
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