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Beyond Textbooks

Emotional Literacy


Sari Nieminen, Vail Inclusive Preschool


Books can be powerful tools to help young children make sense of their feelings. One of the most important tasks of parenting young children is giving them the skills to identify and express their feelings. Here are some books to help children understand emotions:

  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

  • Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

  • Hurty Feelings by Helen Lester

  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

  • When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

  • Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley

  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

  • When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman


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