Feeling all the Feelings with Brad and Betsy Petersen
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
What does it mean to be calm? Happy? Grouchy? Even lonely? Kids can get in touch with their feelings with this new workbook designed with fun, interactive, and playful illustrations and 100+ activities that guide kids through the many ups and downs of their emotions
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About the Book
A journal-like workbook for kids ages 6-9 with 100+ activities and practices designed to foster emotional awareness and regulation and explore the importance of every feeling.
What does it mean to be calm? Happy? Grouchy? Even lonely? This workbook explores all those feelings and more, designed with fun, interactive, and playful illustrations and 100+ activities that guide kids through the many ups and downs of their emotions. Kids can:
- write a disappointment diary
- fill in their anger thermometer
- write their emotional observations in fluffy clouds
- perform a “jealousy diagnosis” on a page resembling a doctor’s clipboard
- find words in an emotion-based word search and more!
Each emotion opens with questions—What is it? Why is it helpful? How do I recognize it?—prompting deeper thought about individual feelings (even those that kids might consider “bad”).
In addition, young readers can learn mindfulness techniques such as using their senses to ground themselves, doing a body scan, or sitting silently and feeling gratitude for those who give them strength. With 19 emotions and tons of activities and reflections to explore, kids (and caregivers) can look forward to hours of engaging emotional exploration.
About the Author:
Brad Petersen started his path in education as a teacher in Houston, TX. He then went on to co-found, design, and build an innovative elementary school in Idaho, Future Public School. After leading Brighter Fun, a children's universal design group, he now writes full-time. Brad loves riding bikes, reading books, and swimming. He lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, dog, and cat.
Betsy Petersen is an artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur. She’s spent the past decade building an art business and collaborating with creative organizations to create fun and playful designs for a wide variety of products. Her most recent book, I Am Quiet, was the Goodreads winner for Best Middle Grade and Children's Book 2022. Betsy loves running, reading books, and playing outside. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, dog, and cat.