Pick of the Week: A Picture Book That Helps Kids Identify Emotions

picture book that helps identify feelings

If your kids are anything like ours, they’ve probably been having a lot of big feelings lately. Kids’ emotions can vary widely when going through times of uncertainty or change, and research has shown that one of the biggest reasons young kids get frustrated (and act out) is because they don’t have the words to express what they’re feeling.

This adorable new picture book helps little ones solve that frustration.

Pig’s Big Feelings follows Pig, an emotionally articulate hero, as he navigates life’s ups and downs while also introducing 30+ words to your early school-age reader’s emotional vocabulary. From exhausted and horrified to delighted and even furious, you may find yourself expressing how you feel as you root for Pig on his ultimate quest.

The book is gorgeous, with adorable illustrations, fun and silly rhyming language, all while helping kids navigate emotions and, ultimately, accept themselves. It’s written by Kelly Bourne, and you can tell she brings her background in counselling and psychotherapy into each page as she touches on themes like friendship, self-expression, perseverance, empathy, creativity and self-acceptance.

We are here for any outlet that will help our kids become stronger, happier and emotionally healthier after the year we’ve just had, so this book couldn’t come at a better time.

Pig’s Big Feelings is available in Kindle format on March 1st for $2.99, with the paperback version available on Amazon.ca. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.



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