Today I am really excited to tell you about an excellent series of books for young children..."The Way I Feel". There are 8 books in this excellent series by Cornelia Maude Spelman and they each do an incredible job of helping children put a name to their feelings and giving them skills to cope with them. I was a fan from the moment I read the first page of the first book. All week long I will be sharing these books with you and there will be a giveaway for each so be sure to check back each day for a spotlight on a new "The Way I Feel" book.
Today I am featuring When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman and Illustrated by Kathy Parkinson. Here is the scoop...
Children will recognize similar experiences in their own lives as this
little bear describes feeling scared when he has a bad dream or his
mother goes away. Eventually our hero realizes that it's OK to be scared
sometimes, and there are ways he can help himself when he's frightened.
This book is exactly the type of story you want to share with the younger children in your life (the recommended ages are 2-5 but I think the span could be more like 1-7). The book shares common occurrences that can make a child feel scared through the actions of a cuddly, charming little brown bear. From bad dreams to loud noises and even from the "somtimes I don't I don't know why" times, we see little bear feel frightened. Even more importantly we see the little bear find ways to cope by telling someone how you feel, having a cuddle from someone or a stuffed animal. The little bear also learns that sometimes feeling scared is a way to keep safe (like around an unfriendly animal or climbing high trees). Cornelia Maude Spelman has created a wonderful book....one that helps a child put a name to their feelings, ways to cope and ask for help and the lesson that feeling scared is OK and a perfectly normal feeling. I think every child should have this book in their library! Pick up your copy today on the publishers website HERE.
I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of When I Feel Scared. Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck! Hurry to get your entries in though....this is a FLASH giveaway and ends SOON!
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