My Book of Feelings (My World)
This interactive book with wooden emojis to spin and choose from will help parents and caregivers navigate the world of emotions with children. Explore a wide range of interesting and emotive topics together and delve into what feelings really mean.
My World is an engaging series inspired by the Montessori method of education where each title features hands-on, practical learning. Enthusiastic young learners can explore many exciting topics presented in creative, unique formats.
What I loved: Talking about feelings can be challenging, particularly with toddlers and preschoolers, who may not yet have all the words and expressions. This book makes it really easy, showing them the faces, describing the emotions, and then setting them up to discuss how they feel with different things, such as with sunny days and thunder/lightning. The very end of the book includes children making each of the faces and a mirror for children to check their own expressions and practice making the expressions if they want.
The board book style makes this quite durable and is perfect for creating discussion spaces with young children. They can spin the emojis to show the way that different things make them feel or they can describe it the words. The inclusion of real photographs and many scenarios/things add to the appeal.
Final verdict: MY BOOK OF FEELINGS is a great primer on emotions and creating the language young children need to begin to talk about their feelings. With photographs, descriptions, and discussion starters, this board book is great for toddlers and preschoolers to share with caregivers.