By Sue Graves, Illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
Small children have big feelings. Free Spirit’s new Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful, brightly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their emotions and actions are related—and how they can learn to manage both. Follow along as Noah, Ben, Nora, and their friends discover ways to deal with fears, sadness, rules, and sharing. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.
- Humorous, gentle feelings books are perfect for sharing whenever children want or need to talk about feelings, or in response to behavior-related incidents
- Each Our Emotions and Behavior book offers caregivers tools and ideas for talking with children about feelings and related actions
- Suitable for children ages 4 to 8 years old. Each book is 32 pages, illustrated, hardcover, full-color, & 7¾" x 9½".
Iím Not Happy uses simple, easy-to-read text to present positive coping skills for children to use when they feel sad. The book’s gentle humor and colorful illustrations will appeal to kids, and happiness might not seem so far away after all by the end of the story.
But Why Canít I?> explores these feelings using simple text, cheerful illustrations, and a light touch of humor. When Jenny comes over to babysit, Noah doesn’t want to do what she says. Rules for games, rules for bedtime—rules, rules, rules! But Jenny helps him understand that adults have to follow rules as well as kids, and rules help keep everybody safe, healthy, and happy.
Not Fair, Wonít Share> shows that when kids get frustrated and mad, there are ways for them to calm down. Soon they see that playing fairly with other kids, and sharing with them, can make the day more fun for everyone.
Who Feels Scared?> is a cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with fear, and children can be brave even when things seem scary.
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