For Christmas the girls were given Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis from their Nana. They love this book! And I do too because it does such a great job describing so many different emotions. Besides the expected emotions (happy, mad, sad) there is also joyful, quiet, and discouraged. The humorous text and colorful pictures keep my girls entertained. They also enjoy the spinning wheel at the back of the book where they can change the girl’s expressions to match her mood. And I’ve noticed that the book has helped the girls express themselves better (and has caused them to ask for more feelings cards for our daily calendar board).
They also received and really enjoy My Brave Year of Firsts–Tries, Sighs, and High Fives. In it, Jamie Lee Curtis describes all different firsts that Frankie goes through, mainly during her first grade year. Some are happy and others hard, but all the firsts are entertaining. And all of them teach us that as hard as new experiences can be, they are always exciting and happen when you are “brave, true, and strong.”