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Feelings Deck for Kids

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Book 39 of 300 ~ 2024

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Kids today are fragile in comparison to my era. Also, i find that unfortunately since it is getting so expensive now, both parents have to work doubly hard, some even having side hustles, so much so that they miss fully developing a relationship with their child(ren).

Using this as a means to communicate is rather helpful. If my godkids were still of that age, I would try and experiment a little with it.

My generation, many of whom are parents have tackled things in a more open way, when they make the time. While other parents choose to ignore the kicking and the screaming that the rest of us have to endure.

To both set of parents - get this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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The illustrations on these cards are adorable! This deck will be an excellent resource for parents, teachers, and therapists.

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Helpful illustrations to guide kids understand the range of our emotions. Or perhaps, adults for that matter too! I only I had more time with this. Thanks for the preview!

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This isn’t something I enjoy on my phone but would be a great visual aid and interactive way to work with kids on emotions.

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A playful card deck that teaches kids ages 5–9 to name and feel emotions in their bodies, with 30 activities to regulate emotions and teach body awareness.

Woah! This deck is beautiful and perfect for teaching children how they could be feeling. Allowing children to not only know the feeling but showing them how to identify the feeling as well. As a mother self-regulating emotions and teaching body awareness is incredibly important.

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This is a great resource for kids. Helps with exploring emotions and ways to deal with different emotions. I like how you can take these cards anywhere with you and use them with your kids.

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Super cute and easy to understand cards! The illustrations and descriptions of each feeling were well, done, and the activities seem like they would be very useful with young children.

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Thank you NetGalley for the ARC! I love the idea of this book. I enjoyed how it tried to explain each different feeling in a way that a young child could understand. The pictures were great as well! I am not a huge fan of the activities. I don't know that I would choose those for my child but others might like them!

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This is an invaluable tool for anyone who works with young children. Not only does it help the child identify their "big feelings" but also helps them match it with the sensation they feel in their body, for instance "your heart feels heavy like a bag of marbles." It goes even a step beyond that by giving you practical exercises to help work through those feelings. This would be a great addition to any classroom with young children.

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It's a wonderful collection of cards identifying various emotions.

I love how simple and precise each emotion is illustrated at the front of the cart. It shows an image of a child with how the emotion feels. The emotion is written in words underneath the picture and a description. The back of the cards has discussion prompts and suggestions on how to deal with the emotion.

It's a neat deck to bring emotional awareness to the foreground of a child's and family's mind. I can't wait to practice these with my child.

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Great deck of feeling cards for children. This needs to be in the office of every school counselor, child therapist, early childhood teacher, and parent wanting to raise emotionally healthy children. Kudos to the authors, illustrators and publisher. - Maureen Healy, author of The Emotionally Healthy Child and Psychology Today blogger

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The Feelings Deck for Kids by Seth Shugar and Julie Kavanagh is PERFECT for therapeutic use! Each card depicts a different feeling with a gorgeous descriptor of what the experience of that feeling could be AND a reverse side that includes an activity for coping with the feeling. There are so many uses for this deck in session. The activities are perfect for group therapy, classroom instruction, and family therapy homework. The illustrations are clear, inclusive, and in a soft color palate. I PROMISE this is the set you want in your office or school-based therapy office on wheels!

I am extremely grateful to both NetGalley and the publisher for the privilege of being able to review this product in an honest manner in exchange for an advanced digital copy.

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I was quite surprised about how I find this card deck because I was expecting to love it. But I don't. It is beautifully illustrated, but I'm not sure about the usability of it. To start, I'm uncertain what age range it is meant to be for. For a card deck meant for children who are learning about emotions in their bodies, it uses quite a few unnecessarily sesquipedalian words. "Lethargic", "deflated", "luminous" "gluteus maximus" (why would anger show up in our glutes by the way??), just to name a few.
The suggestions for body sensations associated with different emotions are also extremely abstract. For neurodivergent children who are such concrete thinkers that they might even struggle to grasp what a 'heavy' heart might feel like in their bodies, these descriptions would make little to no sense. Even though the 'wordy' cards offer some other possible physical sensations for an emotion, the illustrated cards only offers (very abstract) description of one possible physical sensation that the creators have paired with an emotion. Some of them don't even make all that much sense. The introductory cards explained that the purpose of these cards is to improve children's body awareness, but I just don't see how these cards could help with that...

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There is a lot to love about this deck. I love the format; it could be a great way for children to find the card to help understand and articulate a current feeling. The drawings are colorful and seem like they'd be interesting to children. Additionally, there are great suggestions for how to respond to feelings (whether to manage difficult feelings or savor good feelings). In my opinion and experience as a teacher and parent, this set of cards would be more appropriate for the older end of the suggested age range (5-7). Some of the cards describe feelings as a more literal physical sensation in the body (e.g., lethargy "makes my body feel boneless"), where others are more metaphorical (e.g., for inspired, the card states "my heart opens wide like the wings of a bird"). For younger children, who still think more concretely and might struggle with thinking abstractly, the cards that rely on simile might be more confusing. Overall though, using comparisons can be a great way to help children understand emotions. This is a great resource, and I could definitely see myself buying it for my child - perhaps just not for a few more years.

Thank you to Shambhala Publications for the advanced reader copy via NetGalley; I received it for free in exchange for a review. I was not required to provide positive feedback. I will publish this review on Goodreads within 30 days of the deck's publication.

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A cute little deck. I think these would be very helpful for my daughter and probably also myself. The drawings are lovely and I really like the descriptions and ideas of what to do on the back.

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This is a beautifully illustrated deck, with descriptions and further activities on the back of each one. I would use this in a classroom with K-2nd grade students!

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Thanks NetGalley for the preview!

These cards were adorable! I especially loved the hopeful card with the planting activity. So many good emotions, and ways to identify them. A great tool for any home or classroom!

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I really enjoyed being able to view this deck through Netgalley’s app. As a new mom, one of my most important goals is to raise emotionally intelligent children. However, sometimes this goal feels lofty and unattainable when I’m struggling to name my difficult feelings for myself. Yet, that’s what makes resources like this so so valuable! This may be a deck designed for children, but it is also helpful for us adults who want an easy-to-access way to improve our own EQs. I am eager to try some of these activities with my own children one day. In the meantime, I’m grateful for the simple definitions, somatic descriptions, and cute illustrations.

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Woah!
I have just come across a wonderful resource to help teach young children about different types of emotions, and how to handle them. These are in a flash cards format, where one side has an illustration of a person with the specific emotion, and the back contains the description ( of that emotion) of a scenario. Furthermore, each emotion card has a mindful and fun activity to try. As I have mentioned earlier, these cards can be a wonderful resource. as most children do understand if they feel "good" or "bad" which are just simple and limited vocabulary to express their emotions. With "Feelings: Deck for Kids," young children will find it helpful to expand their knowledge (and vocabulary) to express different types of feelings. This is a must have resource for both classrooms and at home.

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This was a cute set of cards with very descriptive explanations of each emotion, along with some cute tools to help with emotion regulation. Super accessible for kids!

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