The Magical Science of Feelings

Train Your Amazing Brain to Quiet Anger, Soothe Sadness, Calm Worry, and Share Joy

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Pub Date Jun 11 2024 | Archive Date Jun 11 2024
Storey Publishing | Storey Publishing, LLC

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Clinical social worker Jen Daily helps kids understand the science behind feelings, taking them on a lively tour of the brain to see where anger, anxiety, sadness, and joy start, and offering activities for calming emotions. 

Where do feelings come from? Are they magic? No, they're science! There is a reason our tummies feel funny when we are worried, and why we want to stomp and clench our fists when we feel mad. With endearing illustrations, the parts of the brain come alive as friendly characters who explain how emotions like happy, sad, mad, worried, and overwhelmed are created in the body. Along with clear explanations about the origins of feelings, author and clinical social worker Jen Daily provides creative coping skills and activities (playfully called emotion potions) that help build a child's ability to reflect, cope, calm anxious thoughts, and welcome greater joy. From dancing to storytelling and meditation, the coping skills are accessible and effective for a wide range of social-emotional needs and learning styles.
Clinical social worker Jen Daily helps kids understand the science behind feelings, taking them on a lively tour of the brain to see where anger, anxiety, sadness, and joy start, and offering...

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As a therapist and educator, I find this book engaging, informative, and super powerful. To understand the science to one's own body and reactions that are emotional AND to provide tools on how to manage these feelings is a great combo. I will definitely be buying this and using in the classroom, office and at home with my own children.

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I am obsessed with this book! It’s so well written and the images are great!

I love that it portrays the parts of the brain as characters to explain how they work.

The addition of hands in activities for kids to do is awesome. I’ll definitely be getting a copy for my kids!

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I remember how I adore Inside Out movie. It is beautiful and become a cute way to introduce and explaining about feelings to children. This book gave me the same vibes and I cant wait to show it to my young readers.

The narration is well written, light and easy to follow. The author successfully make the heavier topic explanation become easy enough to understand. The topic it self very informative, useful to learn and fill with powerful messages. Not only for child but also parents and teachers.
The illustrations is adorable and cheerful.

Thank you to Netgalley and Storey Publishing for providing a copy of this ebook. I have voluntarily read and reviewed it. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I downloaded this for my 7 and 8 year old boys and so far they seem to like it! They both love science and growing up in a big family means lots of big feelings to navigate - so the hope is this will help them learn in a way they understand. So far we are fans!

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This is like the book version of inside out and I love it!

the illustrations are sweet and the language is just right, not too complicated but also not too simplified. it's easy to understand and I love the recipes for the different emotions.

Great book

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This SEL gem of a picture book should be in every library and classroom. It combines descriptions of emotions with how to deal with them and even includes activities throughout the book to learn more about and practice emotional regulation.

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This was a superb book to enable people, children or adults alike to understand their emotions and to see a way forward. The descriptions involved were very well put and explained very clearly. The reading would suit a teenager as well as an adult but with help a oyounger person could follow along and gain help from reading this.
I did think that the activities geared towards the yoounger element were superb and would certainly help them to understand the how and why we feel the way that we do and the way that the brain works.

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A wonderful way to teach children emotions and how they work in our body. Breaking it down based on science and how our brain sends different impulses out is an amazing way to get a grip on those emotions and regulate them. The illustrations were adorable but my favorite part was the activities.

This books had several activists throughout that were designed to help children regulate their emotions, or provide an outlet for them. Breaking it down in a scientific way shows them that they can conquer it and they are not subject to stay in that emotion forever. I can’t wait to try out some of the activities with my children.

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Big brain nerd here! I loved this book! I tested it out with my 5 year old at home and can’t wait to use it with my kinders! Well done!

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The perfect companion to teach your littles how their emotions work, what parts of their brain they come from and why along with some useful tip on controlling them. Chock full of information and fun experiments to do with your littles.

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This is a beautifully illustrated book on various aspects of different feelings. With each feeling comes a fun activity for children to do, It is the perfect book to introduce students to the science behind our feelings.

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This was very informative in a very easy way for understanding for kids.

Being a doctor, I knew how everything works but even then I wouldn't be able to make someone understand how it goes. This book is definitely going to help there.

It will be very useful for parents and teachers to make kids understand how feelings are generated in our brains.

Thank you Netgalley, storey publishing and Jen daily for the wonderful ARC in exchange of an honest review.

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This book is the perfect combination of the movie “Inside Out” and beloved books and TV Shows “The Magic School Bus”
The author does a fantastic job writing this specifically for kids, using their verbiage and examples they experience in day to day life. They were a genius and gave the parts of our brain little nicknames which made it easier for the kiddos to grasp. The nicknames paired with the captivating illustrations leaves you and your child ready to take on the big feelings.

This book would be a phenomenal resource for quick SEL lessons for teachers or homeschool families. This book something every parent should go through with their children with the opportunity for the kiddos as well as the grown ups to learn from.

*I received this book as an ARC but had the opportunity to truthfully and critically rate this book with my own opinions.

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I was impressed while reading this book. Explaining the science behind the emotions (sadness, happiness, madness, worry, overwhelm) in a child-friendly manner it takes a lot of talent.
The book opens with what your body is telling you about what’s feeling inside and continues with an illustrative exposition of how brain deals with feelings.
Each feeling is unveiled starting with definition, symptoms, causes and solutions throughout beautiful illustrations.
This book can be used at home and in classroom as well!

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I was so impressed with this book that I have already placed an order for it's release.

This book introduces the brain and it's different functions through four fun characters. The book gives hints and tips for coping with emotions and what happens when it all becomes too much.

I am going to use this as a resource in my bag as I think it's one that every primary school and parent could benefit from!

Thank you NetGalley for enabling me to read an advance copy.

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Feelings can be so confusing. I love this simple approach that had wonderful explanations and images. This book will lead to excellent discussion of when kids have experienced each feeling. I also like that they’re are activities to do that relate to every feeling- including something science related!

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A little guide for the big feelings of small or old people! I love how it gives a scientific explanation of how our brains work and what each part of our brain does concerning our emotions. Also, I loved all the activities that you can do with your children to help them move and overcome their. difficult emotions like sadness and anger.

Nice book for a bit older kids or adults that still have no idea how the whole system works.

I recommend it to every parent with small or teen kids.

Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author of my ARC.

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