(Unit 7) Topic 1: Emotional Intelligence
2 Clock Hours of Early Childhood Education
Literature to Support Emotional Intelligence
Topic 1 Page 9
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can’t help but root for.
Crabby Pants by Julie Gassman
Roger gets CRABBY. A LOT. He is crabby about running out of his favorite food, not being able to go to the zoo, and missing his favorite TV shows. Sometimes he ends up in the naughty chair. Can Roger figure out how to stop being such a crabby pants? This humorous and lighthearted picture book delivers an important message about growing up and managing feelings.
The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world. The Way I Feel uses strong, colorful, and expressive images which go along with simple verses to help children connect the word and the emotion. Your child will learn useful words, and you will have many chances to open conversations about what’s going on in her/his life.
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry … by Molly Bang
Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry.
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr's quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.
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