"A feelings journal for kids"
January 2021 Book of the Month
Everyone struggles to cope with their emotions, but it’s especially difficult for young children who often lack the vocabulary to express how they are feeling, even to themselves. Fearne Cotton is both a mum and a champion of mental health and wellbeing and her book cleverly provides children with practical ways to learn about their feelings and through that to understand why they feel the way they do, and to deal with emotions such as anger, sadness and anxiety. It does this through fun and engaging interactive exercises, which allow children to be creative and to play even as they work out what’s going on in their heads. It’s a book that very many parents will welcome and it will be a real boost for lots of children. Congratulations to Fearne Cotton for the lightness of touch she brings, and for keeping it all so friendly and accessible.
Other useful books in this area include the new Happy Healthy Minds series edited by Alain de Botton for The School of Life, and for children even younger, we recommend Eva Eland’s award winning When Sadness Comes to Call and the follow up Where Happiness Begins.
WOW IT'S FANTASTIC!!!!!
I’m 15 years old and throughout most of my life I’ve struggled with anxiety one way or another. My mum never gave up she made up games, things to help me focus, calm down, and make me laugh. I was diagnosed with borderline Aspergers and severe anxiety at 11. I’ve looked through this book as a child with difficulties and as a teenager starting his GCSE to become a teacher and my overall impression is WOW IT'S FANTASTIC!!!!! There are so many things that my mum did with me like the happy songs (make a playlist) it works!!! I truly wish this book was around years ago when I didn’t know how to explain what was going on in my head and at times still don’t.... Read Full Review
This book is great! I’m really enjoying going through it and doing the activities. It’s making me think a lot about my feelings and that it’s actually ok to have all sorts of different feelings at different times. I think everybody should get a copy of this book to help them.
During this pandemic I have been really struggling with my moods and I am nearly a teenager so I’m getting loads of moods.
This book is really good. I love the characters, they are super cute and cool and I think they help to make the book work.
It’s really easy to read and the way it explains your moods and why and how to deal with them is simple to understand. I’ve been doing the activities as well. I think they are fun to do and they help you to understand the moods even more.
I think this book is really, really great and that all children my age should get given a copy at school.... Read Full Review
This book helps you to develop a better relationship with the emotions that live inside you; the good ones and bad.
This book helps you to develop a better relationship with the emotions that live inside you; the good ones and bad. If you are feeling happy, it provides engaging activities to express your happiness. If you are feeling angry, there are exercises to help you find your calm.
I enjoyed the clever concoction of bright illustrations and found it easy to dip in and out of. We all gain from learning more about ourselves, and a good way to do this is through this book.... Read Full Review