How Do I Feel is a HUGE hardcover book with over 140 pages, it is all about our children learning to recognise and label emotions and feelings. Includes 60+ definitions to help improve emotional literacy for the whole family.
Join Aroha and her friends as they share how different emotions might feel in the body and how each emotion might be helpful. This emotions dictionary is all about helping children find the words for how they truly feel. Learning to recognise and label our emotions correctly is such an important skill for life.
Use this book to start conversations about different emotions. If you can, give examples of things you have experienced. When you see a child experiencing an emotion, help your child label it. “Are you feeling ... right now?”
I don't know about you but helping our children navigate their feelings and emotions leaves me stumped a lot of the time. Rebekah Lipp author of the best seller Aroha's Way + Let It Go has created this incredible resource that helps us when we don't have the answers. This book will be treasured for generations and is a true gift to all those struggling to navigate big feelings.
Giving our children this language helps to build emotional literacy. It is a gift to give children the tools to know how to recognise what they truly feel and that is it okay to feel all emotions. When they know that no emotion is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and that all emotions provide messages, then it takes away any attachment to that emotion being part of who they are.
We may have experienced this ourselves being labelled ‘naughty’ or ‘out of control’ due to feeling angry a lot. However, this behaviour is just a way for a child to communicate. Diving deeper into why they are acting that way, why they may be feeling the things they are, can help us find some answers with our child. It can also help us find ways to help them empower themselves with tools to feel better.
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Rebekah Lipp & Craig Phillips
DIMENSIONS: Landscape 216 x 280mm
RECOMMENDED AGE: 5 years +