Children experience a wide range of emotions every day. Let’s be honest. Even mature adults experience a wide range of emotions every day! The difference between children and adults comes down to emotional intelligence. We aren’t born with it. At some point in our lives, we learned what different emotions were and the appropriate ways to express these feelings. I bet you are thinking of some adults that missed out on this important life lesson.
Thankfully, your kid doesn’t have to miss out. With NAMEE’s personalized book, "You Can Feel It, John!", kids will gain a better understanding of emotions. (We wouldn’t blame you if you want to pass a personalized book of You Can Feel It to those adults in your life who seem to be lacking emotional intelligence. Ha!)
Here are 5 ways that "You Can Feel It, John!" will help boost your child’s emotional intelligence.
1. Uses Real-Life Examples
First things first. NAMEE creates unique personalized children’s books, so where you see the name John, it is replaced with your child’s name. In addition, the book uses illustrations that feature a child with the same looking features as your child. As a result, the personalized children’s book includes stories with characters who look and feel like your children do. That’s not all! "You Can Feel It, John!" includes depictions of common emotions using real-life examples that kids will understand, such as a child feeling fear in the dark or joy when blowing out candles on her birthday cake.
2. Provides Visual Representations
Have you ever seen an emotions and feelings chart in a pediatrician’s office? Or seen a visual pain chart in a hospital. These charts are popular and useful because even when we don’t have the words to express our feelings, we can point to a picture that demonstrates how we feel at that moment. In the same way, the beautiful, detailed illustrations of children (who look like your own) in NAMEE’s emotions book help children understand what emotions look like. The illustrations depict children expressing joy, fear, surprise, and more.
3. Encourages Interactive Responses
Unlike other children’s books, NAMEE’s book on emotions is interactive. The book encourages children to act out various emotions. For example, “Can you cackle? Can you giggle? Can you hug your arms in fear? Now, let’s pretend you’re angry, stamp your feet and give a shout!”
4. Shows Kids How to Identify Their Feelings
The most well-adjusted adults learned how to identify their feelings as children.Big Little Feelings explains, “When you OK your kid’s feelings, you’re helping them recognize, name, and manage their own emotions, which will help them become emotionally healthy adults.” "You Can Feel It, John!" is a wonderful way to begin teaching kids to identify and manage their big feelings.
5. Teaches Coping Skills
Teaching kids about emotions doesn’t stop with giving words to their feelings. It must be followed by teaching coping skills. Even if a kid can tell you he is angry, it isn’t going to make much of a difference if he expresses it in harmful ways. Instead, a children’s book should also show kids how to handle these big feelings. In NAMEE’s "You Can Feel It, John!", the young characters are given the freedom to express their feelings, as well as reminders of how to handle them. Maybe if more adults read NAMEE’s "You Can Feel It, John!" there would be fewer grown-ups in anger management courses!
Are you excited to create your personalized book? Get started with NAMEE today!