My Book About Feelings for Kids

My Book About FeelingsThis miniature book about feelings for kids is called “My Book About Feelings” and comes to us from Scholastic.com.  That’s right, the people known for school book fairs and those book order forms that your kids bring home all the time also offers a series of mini printable books for kids.

This particular book gives young children (officially aged 3-5, but potentially slightly older kids too) an opportunity to write about their feelings.  At only 8 half-pages long, this rhyming book asks kids to write out what makes them happy, sad, scared, mad and glad. In addition, it asks children to record the best feeling they’ve ever had and one additional emotion of their choice.

This resource can be potentially very valuable for younger children experiencing intense emotions.  While it lacks a certain depth, any exercise which helps kids to identify their own emotions can have a healing (and often long-lasting) effect, and we would recommend this resource for younger children.

For a more extensive treatment of emotions and helping kids to recognize and deal with them, as well as a resource for older children, please see the resources we developed titled My Feelings Workbook and Draw Your Emotions.

LINK: My Book About Feelings.

For more awesome resources for learning about, and dealing with, emotions, please check out the Hope 4 Hurting Kids Emotions Help Center.

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Written by Wayne Stocks

Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents’ relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.

Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids’ other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son’s soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship).

You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.