Storytime: Exploring Emotions
The Way I Feel written and illustrated by Janan Cain is a book about different strong emotions that can be felt. By reading this book with your toddler, you are able to help them explore these different feelings and emotions that they are beginning to recognize. This book also helps you to provide them with the right tools and strategies to help regulate their feelings and emotions with your support or on their own as they develop.
Length: 3:25; 18 months-3 years
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[00:00:08.531]The book I'm reading with you today is called
[00:00:10.187]"The Way I Feel"
[00:00:11.120]and it was written and illustrated by Janan Cain.
[00:00:14.320]This is a great book to read with your toddler
[00:00:16.180]as it talks about different emotions
[00:00:18.730]that they start to recognize and feel
[00:00:21.740]and let's them know that it's okay to feel these
[00:00:24.200]different kinds of emotions and feelings.
[00:00:27.080]It provides great resources in the back
[00:00:29.590]for you to have these conversations and help promote
[00:00:32.920]health self-regulation of their behaviors and emotions
[00:00:36.400]and ways that they can
[00:00:40.010]feel better on their own
[00:00:41.240]or with help from you and your support
[00:00:45.690]to get them feeling happy and in the right head space.
[00:00:50.540]So, this is "The Way I Feel".
[00:00:55.290]Silly is the way I feel when I make a funny face
[00:00:57.920]and wear a goofy, poofy hat that takes up lots of space.
[00:01:01.680]Let's see your silly faces.
[00:01:09.410]I'm shaking because I'm scared,
[00:01:11.120]all alone in the dark at night.
[00:01:12.830]The thunder and lightning crash and roar,
[00:01:15.460]hold me close and turn on the lights.
[00:01:18.720]It looks like she's scared from
[00:01:20.280]sounds of the thunder and the lightning.
[00:01:25.950]The smile that you see upon my face
[00:01:28.540]as the sun shines in the sky,
[00:01:30.430]that shows the world that I feel happy
[00:01:33.091]and my mood is soaring high.
[00:01:36.250]What are some things that make you feel really happy?
[00:01:39.180]I feel happy when I'm able to go outside and
[00:01:42.640]talk to my mum and my dad.
[00:01:47.960]Sometimes I feel so very sad
[00:01:50.080]and really don't know why.
[00:01:51.920]Instead of playing and having fun,
[00:01:54.500]I cry and cry and cry.
[00:01:57.960]What are some things that make you really sad?
[00:02:00.590]And how do you make yourself feel better
[00:02:04.130]when you're feeling sad?
[00:02:10.337]Angry is how I feel right now,
[00:02:12.770]I shout with a mighty roar.
[00:02:14.680]I mostly want to frown and growl
[00:02:16.980]and stomp upon the floor.
[00:02:20.250]I wonder what made him feel so angry
[00:02:22.550]that he want's to stomp his feet.
[00:02:29.690]I'm bouncing like a rubber ball,
[00:02:31.370]I'm more excited than I can say.
[00:02:33.120]It's really hard for me to sit,
[00:02:34.940]when I'd rather jump and play.
[00:02:36.900]What are some things that make you so super excited?
[00:02:40.340]I love when the sun is shining and it's not raining
[00:02:42.900]and I'm able to go outside for a walk.
[00:02:45.380]That makes me feel really excited.
[00:02:49.310]I did it, I did it!
[00:02:50.680]I shout to the crowd.
[00:02:51.730]Getting dressed all by myself,
[00:02:53.230]makes me feel so very proud.
[00:02:59.810]Feelings come and feelings go,
[00:03:01.390]I never know what they'll be.
[00:03:03.250]Silly or angry, happy or sad,
[00:03:05.370]they're all a part of me.
[00:03:08.750]And it's okay to feel all these different ways,
[00:03:12.470]different feelings and emotions.
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