Sometimes I Need: Helping kids care for their hearts, minds, & bodies
Helping children to understand, identify and express what they need is key to emotional self-regulation!
That’s because needs and feelings go together. When a need isn’t met, difficult feelings arise. On the other hand, when children’s physical and emotional needs are consistently met, they thrive.
Needs and feelings aren't good or bad. They're parts of us we need to pay attention to.
Sometimes I Need… encourages children to do that by checking in with their hearts, minds, and bodies.
Sometimes I need movement-- to jump, dance, or run. I’m squirmy and silly. It all feels so fun.
Sometimes I need quiet. I’m done. It’s too loud. I settle in stillness away from the crowd.
As children become more mindful of their physical and emotional needs, they can better communicate them and are empowered to find strategies to get them met, especially as they get older.
Sometimes I Need... is a lyrical, engaging, vibrantly illustrated picture book. It’s a wonderful addition to your home or school social-emotional library!