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Stop! Breathe! and Think!: Children books on Problem solving - Emotions- Feelings

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Stop! Breathe and Think! is about Lemar, a girl who loses her drawing at preschool and becomes confused about her feelings. children will feel accomplished when they engage in solving a mystery! This could be a great story for Parents and teachers to scaffold with children about feelings, self-regulation skills, and problem-solving. The storyline includes open-ended questions to enhance children conversing skills, therefore, language development.

15 pages, Kindle Edition

Published April 18, 2019

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Nesrine Sleiman

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Profile Image for Jack Purser.
Author 1 book24 followers
June 24, 2019
Nesrine Ahmad Sleiman delivers a great story about a young girl named Lemar learning how to process losing a drawing that she created. This book provides a great example of how to cope and process emotions by keeping valuables in safe places and labeling our possessions. I recommend this book for preschoolers to second graders. The story is easy to follow, illustrations are appealing, and provides a lesson of forgetfulness, disappointment, and situational anxiety.
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404 reviews31 followers
August 7, 2020
A really nice little book dealing with children's emotions. Lemar loses her drawing and becomes upset. She gets over it with her teacher's help - Stop, Breathe and Think. Very good book for explaining how little ones are feeling.
Cute illustrations too.

I received a free EARC of this book from Booksirens, the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Cindy Shirley.
Author 12 books24 followers
September 17, 2019
Great book for young children

This is a wonderful way to teach children how to handle their emotions. It gives a child a new way of seeing problems that doesn't involve crying and throwing a fit. Parents and Teachers will appreciate this story.
2 reviews
May 30, 2020
Breathe 100% works

My 5 year old is exactly like Lemar she is very sensitive and cry’s about everything but I always use the breathe everything’s going to be okay! And she is okay after counting to 10. My daughter loves this book!
Profile Image for Leona.
239 reviews111 followers
June 8, 2020
Just a simple book about a little girl, Lemar, who gets upset easily. He teacher helps her Stop, Breathe, and Think before getting upset. Sometimes, kids need to hear something from another person and this is a cute book that has a lesson.
Profile Image for Cynthia  Gutzwiller.
1,757 reviews13 followers
September 15, 2019
She drew a picture and went to help her friend build a tower. She came back and the picture was gone. She was very upset and crying. The whole class looked and found it on the trash. The drawing had no name on it. Instead of yelling or crying what can she do?
This is a wonderful book for young children about problem solving. They can use the stop and breathe method to get their emotions under control. The illustrations are terrific to go with this important book.
Profile Image for Karlene Froling.
58 reviews
June 30, 2019
I love it

Simple and to the point. This is a great read for circle time and bedtime to help children understand self-control and problem solving. Recommended.
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132 reviews2 followers
June 12, 2019
Forgetfulness carelessness think be smart

Such an important lesson for children to learn. Keeping things in their right place, naming things and not getting angry without just cause. I am going to read it to my children today. It is very easy to lose your temper when you lose your things, but it takes a wise person to think before they act. A short and wise story.
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81 reviews4 followers
July 26, 2020
I remember my mom always tell me to stop crying because crying doesn't solve a thing. This story teaches children how to calm down when they're dealing with strong emotions. I think, it's a must read to children for them to learn how to calm themselves down. They will enjoy reading it too because of the beautiful illustrations.

Disclaimer: I got this book from Book Sirens in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Carissa.
47 reviews
July 3, 2020
This was an excellent and quick read. It is great for children who may have difficulty self-soothing. It is short enough to be read to very young children as long as some words are explained. The illustrations were fun and warm.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Profile Image for Daisy Fabelo.
13 reviews1 follower
June 5, 2020
I loved the BOOK! I too was a head start teacher for over 14 years. It is so funny how she shares the amazing ways teachers create to help their students. We do not see them as students. I had children in my class that would get there at 6 am and leave at 6:30 pm. We, teachers, are sometimes more than teachers.

The story expresses a sense of control over anxious feelings. Especially when some children cannot control their emotions. I love breathing the counting. I use to sing to my students. THEY would stop no matter how bad they felt when I would sing to them and sing their name. It is truly powerful. Thanks again I will be reading this adorable book to my grand-daughter. There is one that is a bit more emotional.
66 reviews
July 31, 2019
Lovely little book about solving problems

I thought this was a lovely short book which will help kids control their emotions. I read it to my youngest child this morning and think he will be able to rake the lesson on. Enjoyable and to the point.
Profile Image for Aysha Imran.
338 reviews13 followers
April 20, 2020
Received this ARC from BookSirens for an honest review.

This is the first book I read from this writer and expecting many more.Being an Early childhood development teacher I can relate to this book and the strategy .A very helpful book for parents and teachers .

It's important to teach children how to control their emotions and how to cope different situations.it's a skill for life .I highly recommend this book.
Profile Image for Toby Williams.
Author 8 books13 followers
October 13, 2019
Learning to Pause

When Lemar loses her art work, her teacher has the solution with three simple steps. This story teaches children how to cope with frustration and disappointment by a breathing technique which helps clear the mind. The calm solution will become clear. A good practice for young and old.
Profile Image for Richard Linville.
Author 32 books9 followers
October 3, 2019
A Book for Adults and Children to Discuss

Children and adults can learn how to handle difficult situations by reading this wonderfully informative book. I highly recommend this book.
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18 reviews
August 18, 2019
Graphic Book for toddlers

It’s a full graphic colored book that any toddler will find interesting. I wish to learn more in the next edition.
Profile Image for Barbara Ann.
Author 20 books179 followers
September 24, 2019
This book will help preschool children learn how to handle feelings of anger and frustration, LeMar is drawing a picture when she is distracted by a group of children building a tower who ask for her help. She assists with the tower and later returns to finish her drawing. To her chagrin, the drawing has disappeared. Teachers and classmates search for it and find it in the garbage. LeMar's feelings are hurt. The teacher encourages her student to Stop, Think and Breathe. First, she must stop crying, second breathe to tell her body to relax and finally realize there is a way to solve every problem.

The cartoon-like illustrations are a good way to reinforce the lesson for young readers, but the book ends abruptly there. More time should have been spent developing the lesson, rather than embellishing the story leading up to it.

I would still recommend the book to nursery school teachers and parents to be used as a teaching tool to handle feelings of anger and frustration,
Profile Image for Ninu Nair.
43 reviews3 followers
June 4, 2020
‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ is a book that you can read with your little one and explain how they can deal with their anger and disappointment. In the book, Lemar cannot deal with the disappointment of losing her drawing and decides to throw a tantrum.

A preschooler is going through such troubled times, adjusting with the new surrounding at school and new children in the classroom. There are times when children do not know how to deal with their feelings, especially as they lose something or aren’t able to do what they think is important to them.

This book provides a perfect setting for a role play, your child will be glad to place him/ her in Lemar’s position and find a way out.

The illustrations are so adorable that the little ones are sure to be drawn towards this book.
Profile Image for Pamela Tomlin.
Author 15 books1 follower
June 27, 2019
A book for the preschooler coping with emotions in the classroom.

Emotions in a preschool classroom can escalate in a moment. Many times young children are simply not able to express their anger or sadness with words. This book may be a positive way for teachers and/or parents to guide children on how to handle these mad or sad feelings in a more positive, productive way. Nice illustrations!

Profile Image for Charity  Bartley Howard.
108 reviews8 followers
September 25, 2020
Stop! Breathe and Think! is an interesting story teaching about feelings and important skills including problem solving. Children get to enjoy a mystery. I recommend this story for teachers and parents because it is helpful and children will enjoy it. The beautiful and vivid illustrations are engaging along with some open-ended questions that keep children in the story. It is good for preschool and early elementary, but older children can benefit as well.
Profile Image for Steve Bellinger.
Author 6 books22 followers
September 2, 2020
Simple but poweful

The power of this little book is its straightforwardness and the fact that it deal with only one specific issue, as much as a young child can be expected to handle. And it does so very well. I know a few older children and maybe an adult or two who should read this!
Profile Image for Max Fischer.
Author 4 books6 followers
September 15, 2020
Controlling emotions 101

...as it should be when dealing with pre-schoolers. As a retired teacher, I value the importance of emotional intelligence. The older kids grow with mismanaged emotions, the harder their lives become. I feel this book has an important purpose, one I hope more and more parents realize.
5 reviews
June 20, 2019

I almost purchased the hard copy - but figured I’d preview through Kindle. It was barely worth $.99. One short vignette that really was not easily transferrable to other situations. Not enough background.
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