A Pocket of Stones
One day, ceramicist and social worker Yvonne Cahill walked into Innovative Resources with a pouch of small stone heads. She wondered if they might be a useful tacile resource to accompany our other stone-themed publications. We took one look and said, ‘Yup, you bet!’
So here it is: A Pocket of Stones—a set of 12 hand-crafted ceramic heads, each one a different shape and bearing a different facial expression. These quirky little characters are ideal for talking about feelings. They can be used by themselves or with other play therapy materials and, while they’re perfect for all ages, they have a special resonance for some children.
Fans of our picture book The Wrong Stone and the card set Stones …have feelings too! will be delighted to find some of the same characters coming to life in 3D form.
- Which stone represents how you are feelings today?
- Which stone is you on the outside and which is you on the inside?
- Which stone would you like to be?
- Would it help if you kept a stone in your pocket to remind you of the feelings you want to have or the person you want to be?
Social workers, pre-school and primary teachers, chaplains, early childhood workers, brickies, stone masons and psychologists: here’s a truly hands-on resource for walking the rocky road towards emotional wellbeing.