What you feel is who you are…
Explore the world of emotions with this stunning peep-through book. The lyrical text and enchanting illustrations bring each emotion to life to help children understand the universal and unique nature of feelings.
Learning about feelings, emotions, and how to deal with them seems to be one of those mostly untaught skills that we’re expected to pick up. But understanding our feelings and how to deal with them is an important skill, and one that is worth actually teaching. Babies and toddlers are bundles of open emotions; their feelings are writ large in giggles and smiles; in screams and tears; in shouts and thumps. And generally parenting manuals are full of how to suppress the expression of strong emotion: time out for tantrums, star charts for “good behaviour”. But it feels like we don’t learn what the emotions are, and how to effectively deal with them. Teaching children explicitly about their feelings is an essential skill and picture books are an essential part of this learning.
Many picture books express feelings and how they are dealt with implicitly within their stories, but naming emotions explicitly and expanding the vocabulary to talk about them are where books like Feelings are a blessing. Feelings is a beautiful book, both physically and visually, with a rhyming text that expands emotional vocabulary in a narrative way. The text flows so that Feelings can be enjoyed as a story, but each spread of images can be explored individually and discussed at the appropriate level.
Format: Board Book
Interest Age: 2-7 years