Rebekah Lipp & Craig Phillips
How Do I Feel? Book
This wonderful pukapuka is an awesome gift for a young person, parents, or a whole whānau!
Join Aroha and her friends as they share how different emotions might feel in the body and how each emotion might be helpful with 60+ definitions.
This "emotions dictionary" is all about helping tamariki find the words for how they truly feel. Learning to recognise and label our emotions is such an important skill for life, and 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 understand 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.
You might have been through this as a child - being labelled 'naughty' or 'out of control' due to feeling angry. 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.
Use this book to start conversations about different emotions. If you can, give examples of things you have experienced - and when you see a child experiencing an emotion, help your child label it.
AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR: Rebekah Lipp & Craig Phillips
DIMENSIONS: Landscape 216 x 280mm
RECOMMENDED AGE: 5 years +
This book is written and created in New Zealand