Feelings in toddlers can be overwhelming and intense, strong and difficult to process for everyone as your baby grows from a baby into a toddler. They are learning about what is and what is not okay to do in many different environments. This can be confronting for families as their little one expresses their feelings in ways that maybe intense, loud and it may be new to you.
Reading this book with you little one when all is calm, and pointing to and naming, identifying feelings as you read is the first step. Describe what they look like and how they feel. Where the children in the image might be feeling it in their body. These images may help us as parents, caregivers and educators in supporting ourselves and our children to move through their feelings and be able to understand more about what is happening for us and our toddlers and preschoolers. Sitting with your toddler or preschooler and reading this photographic story at many different times starting with a cuddle time, may support you and your baby to be there for each other in the moment they need you.
This edition of the feelings book is written for toddlers, preschoolers and parents and caregivers of these little individuals in particular, and uses delightful photos to enhance the appeal to read the story. These images have been selected particularly to help children identify more readily with the faces and support inclusion and diversity.