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A picture book to help children talk about their feelings
August 2020 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2020
Positive feelings that make you smile; Feelings that can make you cry – these and all the emotions that lie between them are explored in the words and pictures of It’s OK to Cry. Sarah Jennings’s attractive illustrations capture how someone may look while experiencing SAD, HURT, SURPRISED, HOPEFUL and much more while Molly Potter uses a reassuringly matter of fact tone to explain a wide range of the feelings that we all have everyday. An excellent book which can open up good conversations when shared while also being useful for a child to browse through on their own.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for August 2020
The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke
Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers by Julia Woolf
That Dog! by Emma Lazell
It's OK to Cry by Molly Peters
The Time of Green Magic by Hilary McKay
Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo by Alexander McCall Smith
Young children can find it really frustrating when they are unable to explain what they are feeling and express their emotions. Cue: this book!
Written with boys in mind because they are often encouraged to suppress their feelings, Molly Potter covers a whole range of emotions from those that are uncomfortable to happy feelings where you care about yourself and other people.
Perfect for starting those all-important conversations, It's OK to Cry includes colourful illustrations, child-friendly strategies and vocabulary for managing feelings, and helpful notes for parents, carers and practitioners.
The text [...] is very clear and will prompt lots of discussion. Equipped with the ability to articulate to themselves and others exactly how they are feeling and why will enable children to deal with strong emotions. The illustrations by Sarah Jennings are fun and friendly, and Potter's approach will prove very helpful for children, parents and teachers alike. -- Chosen as book of the week - Books for Keeps
|Publication date:||11th June 2020|
|Publisher:||Featherstone an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Year Groups:||Early Years|
|Topics:||Personal Social Health Economic , Self-Awareness / Self-Esteem|
Molly Potter taught for 11 years in middle schools as a class teacher, science and PSHE coordinator. She then worked for several years as an SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) development manager, delivering teacher training and supporting primary schools in the development of their SRE programme and policy and many other aspects of PSHE. Molly now works as a teacher in a short-stay school with children that have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice.More About Molly Potter