A working prototype for a browser-based interactive cartoon "game". Through interacting with the animated characters Georgy and Ed, users make personalized gifts for and receive gifts from other anonymous users, based on queries like "What's something you accomplished recently that made you feel proud?" The gifts can be printed as keepsakes.

I hope that asking children to think about their own emotional experiences (i.e. "What makes you feel proud?") will help develop their emotional intelligence, and asking them to think about and respond to other anonymous children's emotional experiences will help develop their empathy. This working prototype features 2 "episodes" that deal with the theme of pride, but later episodes would deal with feelings of loss, anger, and happiness.

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