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
My children the love A Whole Bunch of Feelings. We really enjoy the vibrant colors and playful explanations of the emotions. I appreciate that it acknowledges the way negative emotions are sometimes expressed but encourages healthy coping. Even my 2 yr old gets the gist of many of the vignettes. Also great to see illustrations depicting various ethnic groups and types of people.
My first grader and my pre kinder kids are both enjoying this book. We've been learning the names if lots if different emotions, and what we can do with them.
I love this book. My son has a hard time expressing his emotions and with this we go through a feeling at a time and we have discussion after and he explains time he has felt that way and what makes him feel like that and what has it could help him feel better. I can't express how much I love this book
We use this book as a start of our day and do one page for the day. We choose one feeling and read through the story. I like that it is simple for little ones and then we try to think of examples of when my son has felt like that or when others may feel like that. At this age (almost 4) emotions and feelings can be a struggle to put into words so I like the fact that this book is helping him to describe those feelings. He has already started using some of these words telling me when he is frustrated or shy etc so I know hes really listening and thinking through his feelings more. When we have finished the book I plan on repeating it and going through the feelings again.