Friday, July 4, 2014
Recommended Picture Book: F is for Feelings
Author: Goldie Millar, Lisa Berger
Illustrator: Hazel Mitchell
Publisher: Free Spirit, July 7, 2014
Age: 3 - 8 years
Topic: Emotions, Feelings,
Opening: Every day I feel all kinds of feelings, in all kinds of places, with all kinds of people, in all kinds of ways.
Summary: A friendly and positive ABC picture book that shares and reinforces emotional language and the ideas that some feelings are more comfortable than others but all emotions are natural and important.
Resources: There are great resources at the back of the book for parents and educators as well as activities to extend learning opportunities. Some include: Building a feeling vocabulary, Feeling word of the day, Sharing and comparing feelings, Make a feelings bulletin board, create games, songs and role plays and more.
My Thoughts: This is more than just an ABC of feelings, this book is a thoughtful and positive approach to teaching children to understand what they are feeling and what others may be feeling. F is for feelings teaches vocabulary of various emotions and feelings children have and is perfect for reading aloud with children. The text really validates each emotion through its explanations. It teaches children to recognize and value their feelings. And a shout out goes to the illustrator for a wonderfully diverse range of children and talent for capturing each child and their feeling. :)