Research about pragmatic language development revealed that it is not unusual for a child with hearing loss to have a 4 year delay in social communication. This is especially true for their ability to be able to identify and describe feelings, which most 3-4 year olds with typical hearing can do easily. I liked this book because it introduces words beyond happy, mad and sad and provides beautiful illustrations of situations that most children will have experienced. For families, preschools and early elementary students. Karen Anderson, Director
F is for Feelings
This friendly and positive alphabet book gives children those “feelings words,” and explores the idea that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all are natural and important.
F Is for Feelings invites children to share, express, and embrace their emotions—every day! A section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.
This softcover book has 31 pages and a 4-page teaching guide. Designed for ages 3-8.
Addresses Common Core Standards:
“Feelings come in all shapes and sizes—and so do children! F is for Feelings is a fabulous resource that highlights diverse feelings and people to help children understand emotions, express their feelings more effectively, and show empathy toward others. F is for fantastic and fundamental—a must-have for parents, professionals, and all caring adults who believe that advocacy happens when children build skills that last a lifetime.”—Brenda S. Miles, Ph.D., author of Imagine a Rainbow: A Child’s Guide for Soothing Pain and the upcoming Stickley Sticks To It: A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done
“As a pediatric speech language pathologist, I look for books that I can recommend to parents in my practice. This book is an excellent example of how to help children learn, understand, and use words that match what is happening on the inside. How refreshing to see feelings that go beyond the often overused ‘happy, sad, mad’!—Sandra Lane, M.A., SLP, author ofThe Moment You Were Born
“What a wonderful book for children and their grown-ups alike! As a mother, and as a clinical psychologist who works primarily with post-secondary students, I am keenly aware of the importance of helping people of all ages to learn to experience and express their full range of emotions. Emotions are, quite simply, our guiding compass. Teaching children about emotions when they are young is a fundamental building block for good decision-making later in life.”—Dr. Sarah Thompson, Clinical Psychologist at Ryerson University’s Centre for Student Development and Counselling