The Way I Feel explores different emotions and feelings in short rhymes and verses. The rhymes are very descriptive and explore the emotions in a way that helps children to relate emotions to their own experiences. This book has brilliant colours and illustrations that correspond to the different feelings or emotions, which really helps to engage children, as well as help them to better understand what the different words mean and what the certain emotions feel like.
This is a fantastic book to use for children with special educational needs, as well as in lessons that are addressing social and emotional aspects of learning. The different emotions that are explored throughout the book are written in different fonts and colours, which illustrate and relate to the feelings and words that are associated with the emotion. This provides a great visual aid, which helps children to describe the word and aids the development of emotional literacy.
Another great aspect of this book is the activities that can be used to further engage the children with the story and particularly help children with SEN or those with language barriers. Such activities could include pulling faces that represent the emotions, talking about a time that they have experienced the feelings being discussed, as well as addressing issues such as bullying.
Children in key stages 2 and up would easily be able to read the book independently and some children in key stage 1 could perhaps read the book, maybe with the aid of their teacher. However, all ages of primary school children could benefit from using this book and younger children could attempt could take part in a different way, such as through role play activities, circle time discussions or group tasks.
- Reading Age: 7 +
- Read Aloud Age:
Suitable for younger children, with the possible need for support from teachers, parents or other adults. Clean.
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