Book Title: Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need.
Publisher: Take Heart Press
Author: Gabi Garcia
Listening to My Body is an engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of paying attention to their bodies.
Through a combination of story and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them, while helping them build on their capacity to engage mindfully, self-regulate, and develop a better sense of well-being.
From “buzzing” and “tingly” to “wiggly” and “squirmy”, Listening to My Body gives children a vocabulary to name their sensations and cultivates the message that whatever sensation or feeling they experience is okay. Putting these concepts into practice will help children get better at figuring out what they need to show care and kindness for themselves, especially when they experience difficult emotions.
Listening to My Body is a wonderful resource for parents, counselors and teachers!
“Great book for kiddos! Every parent should have this book for their child!” - Amazon review
“I'm an adult and this book helped me! This is a great book to help kids listen to their bodies and learn how to discriminate between sensations and feelings. Highly recommended.” - Amazon review
“My four-year-old and me have been enjoying this book quite a bit. It is really helpful in having him learn about sensations and feelings!! I am a psychotherapist and I am really glad there are books like this out there!” -Amazon review
“I work as a counselor in public schools and am a mom to a 4-year-old girl. I have read this book with children from 4-11 years old and every child has been engaged and interested in the story. The interventions throughout the book really get the kids involved in conversation about the concepts of feelings and sensations, both when they are calm and after getting a little dysregulated (from jumping, wiggling and rubbing hands together). A fantastic way to start conversations about these very important concepts!” - Amazon review