A Whole Bunch of Feelings
Emotional literacy is as necessary as learning the ABCs. If your young child is unable to identify and manage his own emotions, or if he doesn’t understand others’ emotions, then successful relationships will never happen. A Whole Bunch of Feelings will help give your child the language of feelings and offers suggestions on how to manage them.
Each of the 44 feelings is explored on a colorful two-page spread with a descriptive paragraph your child can relate to. Research shows that for little ones, picture books offer an additional tool for teaching emotional literacy because the illustrations serve as visual context clues. A Whole Bunch of Feelings accomplishes this beautifully.
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Gustavo Mazali
Size: 8 1/2 x 9 7/16
Publish Date: 2018
Publisher's Age Recommendation: 5-8
review by The Learning Momma
“A Whole Bunch of Feelings is a beautiful book for your library collection, and I would definitely recommend it for all families. The more we understand and accept all of these big feelings, the easier life is to process and muddle through.”Read the Review
We have this book and the Feeling Flashcards from Timberdoodle. I started with the flashcards and then after awhile added this book in to talk more in depth about feelings. I also find this book helpful to read when I may be feeling frustrated and say "i am frustrated" - let's talk about what that means and then I'll go through the book and read some pages/emotions on how I may be feeling to bring awareness and a name to the feeling. We will also pull this book out too, just to read a few pages from at a time a couple times a week. It's a nice step up from the flashcards (but I still enjoy using those too).
This book was really loved by my 4 year old and she always wanted to keep reading more pages. It was helpful in providing great vocabulary for feelings and it asked good questions for my kids to think about.
I thought my older son (then 6) might find this babyish as I read it to his younger sister, but he enjoyed it as much as she did! We read pages out of order- they’d find a picture they wanted explained and we would read about it. Great tool!
Great way to introduce discussion about feelings. It helps them to name what they are feeling. Great resource for these small kiddos.
My 5 year old responded well to this book. He could relate to the characters in the book and would often share when he had gone through a similar situation. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that is looking to help their kids navigate through their emotions and teach them how to respond to their feelings.