Teach Children About Feelings: Using Existing Books in Your Library

Teaching kids about feelings through books does not have to be confined to books that are particularly direct on the topic (Read about three such books here, here and here).  A storybook long residing in your library may pretty well be up for it.

One of the good things about “not so feeling” storybooks  is that only a particular (or two or three) feelings are tackled on the occasion.  Also, concepts or information lightly discussed but done regularly sometimes work better than an all-out lecture, right? 🙂

Reading our weathered copy of LC's favorite - Meet My Superdad. LC was 16 months in this picture.

Let me share with you some of the storybooks which I use to subtly teach LC about feelings: Continue reading

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Book Loots for July

Let it be known that I love bargain bookstores.  Who wouldn’t?  One can buy at less than half the price from the big bookstores.   Sometimes the books are in excellent condition.  They look good as new.  You wouldn’t be able to tell the difference!

My and bargain bookstores’ “loving relationship” actually started from a one-way affair back in college.  Used text and reference books for my course were hard to come by even in Recto, but I was always on the look out.  Things took a better turn when I took a diploma course.  Occasionally, I found references for my assignments.  And then when Little Cat was born and I wanted to surround him with books,  I became madly in love. 😉

For last month alone, I was able to check out 5 Booksale branches.  Five!  Plus other bargain stores such as 2 Chapters and Pages stalls and 2 Books for Less branches.

For the record, I did not purposely went out just for them.  Honest! I just made sure that every time I’m out of the house, I’ll pass by the nearest one or two or three. 😀

July was a bountiful month.  I got these to add to our growing library:

Good Night, Gorilla ‘s not a hard to find book but I finally grab one for LC last month.  Good thing I did since LC likes it very much and I find it cute too.

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr is Continue reading