Children’s books are a great way to explore and learn about so many things, including feelings. Reading, looking and learning about different feelings helps kids identify and name what they are experiencing. Kids also learn that their feelings are commonly felt by others.
Feelings books also facilitate difficult conversations between caregivers and children about tense topics. I find that using literature to explore feelings such as anger, perfectionism, anxiety, longing, sadness, happiness and love are great ways to help a child connect to parts of themselves on their own level. Feelings books also give caregivers a language and means to talk about big feelings using “kid terminology.”
I want to share some my favorite ones so far (I keep collecting as my kids grow and my client base changes). If you have any favorites, please add them to the list in the comments section.
Dr. Eva Benmeleh
I am a licensed clinical child psychologist in Hallandale Beach. I hope you enjoy the site!
221 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 202
Hallandale, FL 33009