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Picture Books to Develop Emotional Intelligence

6 Dec

emotional intelligence

I was thinking about what to do for a blog post today and my boyfriend suggested titles to develop emotional intelligence… who am I to argue with a good idea! Check out some of these great titles to teach kids how to identify their own emotions (and others) and how to process them.

  1. Today I Feel Silly Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell
  2. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney
  3. One by Kathryn Otoshi
  4. Glad Monster, Sad Monster by< Ed Emberley, illustrated by Anne Miranda
  5. Millie Fierce by Jane Manning
  6. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey
  7. The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
  8. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud
  9. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz
  10. Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
  11. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
  12. The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Renata Liwska
  13. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
  14. The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

Picture Book Month: Farmers

7 Nov

7 (1)Farming is serious business, but when the farmer never smiles, the animals try their best to get him to at least chuckle. But, nothing seems to make the farmer smile – nothing! So with that, the animals decide to leave the farm looking for a place that will take them in and is more fun. The farmer is always serious, but with his animals missing, he becomes very sad and goes out to search for them. When he sees them wandering in the woods, he pleads with them to come home, snickering to himself as he thinks about “cows and chickens runnin’ wild in the woods”. When the animals hear that little snicker they agree to come home and spend their days making the Farmer laugh even more.
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Parachute Storytime Theme: Emotions

20 Oct


I think overall, my books were a little too old for the group I had for parachute storytime.  But, they did enjoy telling David, “NO!” and were quick to tell me what all the characters were doing that was wrong and how to act correctly, so I took that as a good sign!  They love playing popcorn with the parachute and I think if that’s all we did for 30 minutes, they’d be happy!  They also really liked “We Are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner – we stomped our feet and shook our parachute just like dinosaurs.

Opening: “Shake Your Body Down” The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band – Laurie Berkner Band

Early Literacy Tip: Teaching children ways to deal with frustration will lead to less frustration for both of you!  Try yoga poses!

Book 1: No, David! by David Shannon

Transition: “ABC” Jackson 5 (popcorn)

Book 2: How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? By Jane Yolen

Transition: “We Are the Dinosaurs” The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band – Laurie Berkner Band

Book 3: Here Comes Destructosaurus! By Aaron Reynolds

Closing: “Dance ‘Til I Drop” Just Say Hi – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

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