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Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control!


From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label dif
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published July 22nd 2014 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Beth
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was great! I would definitely recommend for parents and kids wanting an introduction to mindfulness and self regulation. It opened up a lot of conversations about what feelings were, how to claim them, and how to feel empowered to get to your "just right" feelings. ...more
Mark Schlatter
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A simply awesome little book. Brukner (with a focus on young children) focuses on how children can respond to emotions in four different ways:
1) Classifying emotions as "slow and tired", "fast and emotional", and "fast and wiggly"
2) Describing "body breaks" (small exercises) to address those emotions (doing a finger pull when you feel angry)
3) Listing tools (mainly manipulatives like fidget balls and cushions) to supplement the above
4) Describing "big body breaks" (large exercises) that can be d
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Maggie Mattmiller
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a book I need to have a copy of in my classroom! Might be a bit wordy for kids (I can't tell if they're supposed to be able to read/listen to these and really comprehend it?) but definitely something I can use with them! The pictures of strategies will be helpful for kids to see (and to know I don't make up these "crazy" things!) I also love the tools that show which strategies work best for what's happening in your body (angry, wiggly, tired.) Definitely a great resource for students ...more
Alison Condliffe
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great, practical book. I have already started to use it in my classroom and students understand the language, the exercises work and so helpful. Would recommend to parents and educators.

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Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! I can't wait to use these strategies with my class! ...more
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