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Books for Kids (Of All Ages) Who Worry

Books for Kids Who Worry

All kids worry at some time, and some children struggle with anxious feelings on a regular basis. This collection of books features books that teachers and parents can use to open discussion with children about feeling worried, with most also including ideas that children can try to manage anxious … [Read more...]

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids. Great for home and school.

My Miss 8 has always been a good sleeper, ever since she was around 7 weeks old when she started sleeping through the night - while we were travelling on an interstate trip, no less! However every now and then, when she has something on her mind, she will come to us for help as she is having … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards & Matching Game

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards and Matching Game. Great for use with children of all ages at home or school.

There are so many ways that a set of emotions cards can be used with children at home and school. These types of activities are particularly valuable for helping children to learn to recognise and regulate their own big emotions, as well as learning to recognise and empathise with others struggling … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Best Resources to Use With Kids

Managing Big Emotions Resources for Parents and Teachers

Managing big emotions is hard, whether you are four or six or forty six! Helping children learn to regulate and manage their emotions is an ongoing process that involves helping them to recognise a range of emotions, learning to express their feelings verbally, learning to calm oneself down in the … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: Our Emotions Card Game Printable

Our Emotions Card Game: Help chilren learn to manage big emotions. Free printable

This printable Emotions Card Game is another tool that makes a perfect addition to your big emotions toolkit! (You can see all of our resources for helping children learn to manage big emotions here). The game gets kids identifying and talking about a range of emotions - 40 different emotions in … [Read more...]

Exploring Emotions Jenga Game

Exploring Big Emotions Jenga Game

Looking for a fun way to explore big emotions with kids? I think we have just the game for you! This twist make the regular game of Jenga a great tool for talking with children about a whole range of emotions, how they make you feel and triggers for emotions. DIY Exploring Emotions Jenga … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: My Emotions Wheel Printable

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: My Emotions Wheel Printable. Includes 3 versions to use with children of different ages and helpful tips for how to use your completed wheel on an ongoing basis.

Helping children learn to recognise and cope overwhelming emotions is an ongoing process that certainly doesn't stop when they enter primary or elementary school, in fact I would say emotional regulation becomes even more important in the vast social network of school. Teaching children emotional … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: Books About Emotions

7 Picture Books About Big Emotions

I am a huge fan of using books as a resource to open discussion with kids about all manner of situations and problems. This collection of books about emotions was sparked by the popularity of the Managing Big Emotions series (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the collection of printable … [Read more...]