4 years & up. Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation by Lauren Murphy Payne. Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves. This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children builds self-esteem and self-confidence through clear language and colorful art. Invites little ones to love, accept, and feel good about themselves exactly as they are. Includes tips, activities, and discussion questions for parents, teacher, and caregivers. Paperback. 36 pages.
4 years & up. Knowing how to describe our feelings is important to our emotional health. So is knowing it's okay to talk about our feelings with others. Feelings can be confusing when we don't have the words to express them; they can be overwhelming and even scary when we keep them to ourselves. In rhyming poems and engaging illustrations, this book helps children build and use a vocabulary for communicating their emotions. Because it's meant to be read aloud, it encourages discussion. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 years & up. This book offers self-help resource to assist children in identifying depression or sadness, and helpful ways in managing such emotions. The book never uses the word "depression," but uses a simple, gentle story to open door of emotional communication between parent and child over early symptoms of childhood depression. Hardcover. 40 pages.
Happy, sad, shy, excited--how do you feel? Sometimes it's hard to explain you feelings. Pictures, dialogs, poems, and stories portray various emotions we all feel: jealousy, sadness, fear, anger, joy, love, and others. Paperback. 32 pages.
4 years & up. "We Can Get Along" presents the idea of tolerance while supporting acts of kindness and conflict resolution. "Just Because I Am" invites children to appreciate themselves exactly how they are. Each contains a section for parents, teachers, and caregivers with activity and discussion ideas.