Beginning-to-Read – Big Feelings
by Mary Lindeen
The titles in this series are all designed to help children recognize their emotions and, when needed, to cope with those that are difficult. This social-emotional learning will help children in many areas of their lives. Think, for example, of how a child would do better in school if not distracted by upsetting feelings.
This entry is about a happy emotion though. Readers are invited to think about how they react when they are excited. There are photos of children from many backgrounds leading the way by showing what they do at such moments. Examples are also given of times when a child might feel excited and asking if these times are true for them. Suggestions are also gently given for times when a child is over excited and needs to calm down.
The end of this helpful short book offers additional resources for reading and for discussing the book’s content.
I recommend this series and this title. It is critical for kids to be able to acknowledge their feelings in different situations and figure out how to live with them.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.