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8 November, 2017 - 19:39 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge startup launches multisensory playset for children

Dr John Lambie Psychology Anglia Ruskin University ARU

Skylark Learning, a developer of innovative educational products for young children, is launching a new product from its St John’s Innovation Centre base in Cambridge on November 16.

My First Emotions, a new multisensory playset, is designed to help children learn to understand and manage feelings from birth.

Skylark Learning creates products that provide young children with more opportunities through early education and fun, play-based learning.

Developed with Dr John Lambie, the author of the ‘Parent’s Guide’, My First Emotions uses play, stories and music to encourage emotional awareness, focusing on five key emotions: love, happiness, sadness, anger and fear. 

It’s a new resource which helps parents learn how to respond to their children’s emotions and behaviour in a positive way, encouraging parent–child interaction and bonding and fostering a healthy emotional environment in the home.

“If you help your child develop good emotional understanding you are giving them a gift that will set them up for life – it will help them with school, relationships, and well-being,” said Dr Lambie, author of My First Emotions and Reader in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Dr Lambie will give a talk at the celebration launch on November 16 at ARU – “Why it's okay for our children to have negative emotions: A better way of parenting.”

• My First Emotions is available to order from

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