Books help our little readers to learn about and navigate the world of emotions in powerful ways.
'The Littlest Dragon' by Susan Quinn & Ag Jatkowska- This lovely book about being small and still finding a fire inside is sure to appeal to your little reader. With beautiful illustrations throughout this delightful tale will provide many a conversation about feelings of inadequacy, overcoming fear, dealing with teasing and the help of friendship and support.
'Tommy Tummy Ache' by Joseph Garcia and Chris Jevons - Tommy hated school, there was nothing worse so he’d fake an illness and be sent to the nurse. But then one day the class goes on a fun excursion and Tommy is suddenly well enough to attend. A fantastic book to critically analyse with your little reader. Discuss some possible reasons why Tommy didn’t want to attend school and how he could have communicated his feelings differently
'Elephantantrum' - Gillian Shields & Cally Johnson-Isaacs. -Ellie has tantrums over everything! She is rude and demanding but then when she finally gets what she wants everything changes. A fantastic book to discuss tantrums, yelling, and how it would feel to be on the receiving end. Wonderful conversations will arise from how Ellie could have communicated differently and how and why she changed the way she expressed her feelings. Fun playful illustrations throughout along with humorous text will make this a laugh out loud read with a wonderful moral about expressing feelings and using manners.
Each book comes with it's own reading guide, tips, and ideas on how to extend them.
This themes engagement giftis a fun emoji toy that lights up when it bounces, perfect for book inspired play.
There are two bigger handscraft activities this month. A sensory experience of painting to different music's and opening themselves to feeling the music emotions. A nature based loose parts faces activity. There are contributed by Analie and Clare from @teachmakecreate.
This lunchbox idea is fun biscuit faces plate idea where your children can design their own emoji cookie.
This recipe is a delicious biscuit recipe from Bernadette @goodiegoodielunchbox.