Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Blobs Times Mention
Jill Aitkin, assistant head at Canons High School in Harrow, the moment when Blobs proved their worth was in her work with a young boy whose mother was seriously ill.
"His worry was being manifested in aggression," she recalls.
"Using the Blob Tree picture with him gave him the chance to point to the figure in mid-air having fallen off a branch - this was how he felt and he immediately burst into tears.
It enabled him to express his underlying sadness and anxiety."
"Blobs are deceptively simple figures, recognisably human and manifesting an extraordinary range of emotions and relationships.
They are a very direct and yet unobtrusive way to help adolescents explore their feelings."
Times Education Suppliment