Books for Teaching Children
About Emotions

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Books For Teaching Children About Emotions

Today more and more parents are learning about emotions and self regulation/co regulation and are looking at ways to teach children about their own emotions.

We are fortunate to have access to so many resources which can help us when it comes to discussing emotions with children and today I am listening my favourite books to sit down and read with children to help teach them about emotions.

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  1. Sometimes I am Angry – Campbell Little Feelings Book (ages 3-5)

I love the Campbell books and so do my young daughters. They are bright and vibrant with great animations and are short and concise to keep little one’s attention. There are a series of feelings books by Campbell which are novelty board books about each feeling and introduce emotional intelligence to young children.

Sometimes I am Angry helps young children to start managing their emotions. They can lift the flaps, slide the tabs and turn the wheel to explore what anger is, why they might get angry and how they can calm their anger.

With delightful illustrations from Marie Paruit on every page, this is the perfect book for parents and carers to share with young children who may be experiencing episodes of anger and to develop their emotional intelligence. Explanations, hints and tips from Early Years expert Dr Janet Rose will provide parents with all the extra guidance they need.

Other books by Campbell Little Big Feelings

  • I Like To Be Kind
  • Sometimes I Am Worried
  • When I Am Happy
  • I Can Say Sorry
  • I Can Be Patient
  • When I Am Sad

 

2.My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings by Natalie Maguire

How to teach kids about emotions and feelings? Like teaching them everything else – using clear words, familiar situations, exciting pictures and a lot of hands-on activities (games, puzzles, colouring pages, etc.)
This book is an excellent educational source that has it all. The book includes a cute story that kids can relate to, beautiful illustrations that capture children’s attention, calming-down activities for kids, instructions to adults on the follow-up activities, emotions cards, feelings cards, colouring pages and related short stories to teach kids empathy.
the feelings book by Todd Parr

3. The Feelings Book by Todd Parr.

Sometimes I feel silly.
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.
Sometimes I feel brave.
Sometimes I feel like trying something new…

The Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr’s quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr’s trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.

the colour monster

4. The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows thim what each feeling means through colour.

What is the Colour Monster feeling? And can you help him feel a little less mixed up?

children's books on feelings

5. The Feelings Ninja by Mary Nhin

My daughters and I have only just discovered Mary Nhin’s wonderful books they are well worth a read.

Feelings can change like a roller coaster. An important step in helping children cope with their emotions is to help them recognize and identify them—all of them. Emotions and feelings aren’t right or wrong. They just exist. From positivity to frustration and anger, they are all part of the many emotions we experience. When you help your child understand his or her feelings, they are better equipped to manage them effectively.

In this story, Feelings Ninja experiences a lot of feelings and learns how to recognize and identify emotions:

  • Positive
  • Calm
  • Lonely
  • Frustrated
  • Angry


Life is tough. But so are you! The new children’s book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.

The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike.

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