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Speaking of Feelings

Posted on 4 August, 2015 at 17:15

Todd Parr, a best-selling children's author and illustrator has written a lovely book, "It's Okay to Be Different" (2001) Little, Brown, and Company. The book introduces and validates many feelings.  The focus is, also, on the specialness and uniqueness of every individual.

A fun way to broaden a child's vocablary and understanding of feeling is, "Feelings Flashcards" by Todd Parr (2010) Chronicle Books.  Each of the twenty cards is a colorful illustration of a common experience such as proud.  The other side of the card portrays the opposite feeling, ashamed. An added benefit is these cards can be helpful to children when they are having difficulty identifying what they are feeling.

For older youth, the animated movie, "Inside Out" by Pixar is a great springboard for conversations about the contribution feelings play in our lives.

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