Kids have big feelings.
How do they handle those big feelings? Usually by crying, hitting, or stomping their feet.
Not ideal, right?
Toddler — and preschooler — tantrums often leave caregivers feeling frustrated and confused.
How are you, as a parent or teacher, supposed to help children navigate their big feelings when you’re working through big feelings of your own?
There are many effective ways to teach social skills, but a tried-and-true method is learning through stories.
Books offer a bridge to discussing tricky topics. Kids can relate to the characters and reading together opens the doorway to conversations you’re not sure how to approach.
Today, we’re discussing a new audiobook series on Pinna that will help kids identify and work through challenging emotions.
Let’s get started.
Princess Heart Series: 4 Heartwarming Stories With a Focus on Feelings
1. Princess Harper Gets Happy
Princess Harper loves being a princess and is always happy. She loves to share her happiness with the entire kingdom and thinks of the perfect way to do it!
2. Princess Sophia Gets Scared
Princess Sophia is scared of lots of things, including thunderstorms and speaking in front of people. Thankfully she has a special saying that helps calm her fears.
3. Princess Stella Gets Sad
The castle is quiet and gloomy because Princess Stella is sad. She must learn how to deal with being sad so the castle can be a happy place again.
4. Princess Addison Gets Angry
Princess Addison is used to getting whatever she wants. But when it starts raining and she can’t go outside with her dogs, she gets very angry. Princess Addison becomes Princess Angry and must learn how to deal with her emotions.
Pinna’s audio library is incredibly diverse and offers something for everyone. The booklist above will give you an excellent starting point when your family or classroom is ready for a conversation starter on feelings.
We’re all ears!
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