Children’s books to understand emotions
There’s no better feeling than seeing a child losing themselves in the world of a favorite fictional character.
The benefits of reading go far beyond literacy: An emerging body of research brings to light how stories have the undeniable power to bring emotions to life, and help children understand and handle their own feelings and those of others.
The process of understanding and managing feelings and emotions usually happens quite naturally when children are given ample opportunity to:
- authentically feel a range of feelings
- have a chance to reflect on their feelings and decisions
- problem solve as they grow and learn
- observe others experiencing a range of emotions and feelings