Learning to trust and respond to your own emotions can be tricky for kids (and us parents, too). I’ve gathered up a few books to help you and your children understand and cope with what they’re feeling. I’ve written about a couple of these before, such as My Many Colored Days and Today I Feel Silly, you can read our thoughts on those here. We’ve also tried out a board to help children express their feelings in the classroom and at home, read all about that here.
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How Are You Feeling? Books About Emotions
As usual, I have am providing Amazon links to each of these books for both my American (the main title) and British readers (in brackets). Enjoy!
- My Many Colored Days (UK link here)
- The Way I Feel (UK link here)
- Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day (UK link here)
- Listening To My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. (UK link here)
- The Feelings Book (UK link here)
- The Day the Crayons Quit (UK link here)
- What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) (UK link here)
- Learning to Listen, Learning to Care: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control and Empathy (UK link here)
- Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors (UK link here)