Students have big feelings and big emotions. Helping them understand and express those emotions isn’t always easy. Here’s a great list of my favorite emotions books for little learners you can add to your classroom library today!
12 Emotions Books for Little Learners
Todd is one of my favorite characters for kids. This time Todd is helping your students work through some of the feelings they have and giving ideas on how to express those feelings in a healthy way.
This is a hands on book with different masks for students to try on as they work through some of the emotions they feel each day. It’s a great way to break the ice with students that might not know how to put a name to the feelings they have.
The images in this books are perfect for helping little learners put names to the different feelings they have. This book focuses on the fact that feelings are neither good or bad, they just are and everyone has them.
Some students come to school grumpy. This is just the book for them! Bird will help students over come their grumpy mood with a walk and some helpful friends.
Everyone can feel angry and giving your students the power to overcome anger in a healthy way is priceless. Use this book to encourage students to recognize and work through big emotions like anger.
Do you have a worrier in your classroom? They will love Wemberly. This worrier character is worried about the first day of school, but meeting a fellow worrier helps her move through this emotion to see the happier side of her day.
I love the real life photographs in this book. Students relate well to others like them and the author in the book shows a series of picture on one boy and his emotions throughout the day. It’s a beautiful book to add to your collection.
Separation anxiety is real for many students in your classroom. This book bring to light this real emotion than many students feel when they attend school for the first time.
Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton
This is a silly book your students will love. The author gives interactive emotions to help students role play as they learn to put names to the feelings they have.
Your students will really be able to relate to Miles. When Miles got mad he worked through many emotions such as anger before settling into his old self again.
I enjoy this silly character so much! She is fun and a great example of happy emotions that can fill your students each day. The pictures are inviting and the storyline is entertaining.
Even your strongest students are fragile. Hurty Feelings helps students understand a little more about bullying and understanding that ALL students (and teachers) have feelings that may be hurt. Add this one to your library too!
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