Friday, July 5, 2013

Book Review: The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

This weeks book review corresponds to a post from last week on emotions.Understanding and expressing emotions as a little child is a learned skill. Children have a hard time expressing multiple emotions or going from one emotion to next in a short amount of time. This book is a great visual to help children understand their feelings and emotions. The use of colors and lines helps children understand what different feelings look like and how they can be expressed. Just looking at the artwork sparked a bit of each emotion in me. 

Click here to purchase this book on Amazon

Here is an activity to do after you read this book. It's not just a one time activity either. 

Use art to help your children express their emotions. Have your children use colors and lines to show what emotions they are feeling. Talk about the difference between jagged lines and wavy lines. What emotions might those lines represent? Discuss what light and dark colors might represent. Later if your child is misbehaving or struggling to identify their emotions, let them try drawing or pointing to how they feel

silly line

sad line

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