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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.
I've created this book to help show that it's ok to feel all emotions.
Get a pen, pencil and colouring pens at the ready, and prepare to become great friends with your emotions. After all, they are great! In fact, they're AWESOME. They make life one big adventure as you try new things, learn, grow and discover who you are.
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In this empowering journal, Fearne Cotton, the bestselling author, broadcaster and founder of Happy Place, uses practical and engaging tools to guide children to a better understanding of themselves and their emotions. Meet your moods in the brilliant new activity journal for children, by bestselling author and broadcaster Fearne Cotton.
Have you ever felt... Sad... Happy... Angry... Lonely... Worried... Scared... Excited? Or several of these moods all at once? Emotions might seem big and complex - but the more we understand them, the better we can become at managing them.
Say hello to all of these moods in Your Mood Journal, a customisable activity book divided into seven colourful and fully illustrated chapters and packed full of interactive exercises, practical tips and notes from Fearne herself that give children the tools to understand and articulate their emotions. The journal begins with an introduction from Fearne and includes stickers so that book can be personalised.
This is the perfect toolkit for children looking to explore their emotions and build confidence in communicating their feelings. This big book of activities will help children learn about their different moods and how they make their mind and body feel, with lots of space to write, draw, learn, create and have fun along the way!
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
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. Full review
This book helps you to develop a better relationship with the emotions that live inside you; the good ones and bad. Full review
'This fun, engaging journal is packed full of evidence-based activities to help children explore and understand their emotions. It is a wonderful introduction to emotional literacy, encouraging healthy coping and providing essential building blocks for future mental health.' Dr Jo Mueller, Clinical Psychologist
|Publication date:||26th November 2020|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Puzzles / Activities, Personal Social Health Economic , Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
|Collections:||30 Children's Books to Improve Self-Esteem and Build Confidence, Anxiety & Wellbeing - 40 Books to Help Children Cope,|
Fearne Cotton is one of the best known and most popular broadcasters in the UK and is most recently known as the Founder of the wellbeing brand, Happy Place. The brand was created from her first book released in 2017, Happy, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller and a silver Nielsen Bestseller. This was the first in a series of books talking about her own, and some of the not so positive, experiences with happiness. This was also the premise for her podcast launched in 2018, Happy Place, and has featured an array of guest such as Ellie Golding, Hilary Rodham Clinton, ...More About Fearne Cotton