Parents and Carers
Is to help families understand their children's emotional world. That doesn't mean telling you how to parent, judging you or making you feel inadequate, we are aware of how daunting parenting can be! It's about holding your hand through the process so you can provide emotional support to your child when they need it most.
Have been written by a psychologist who specialises in working with children and families, and have been created to encourage children to explore their emotions in a safe and fun way. Understanding core emotions is key to a child's journey to emotional wellbeing and essential for good mental health as they progress through childhood.
Each story takes the reader on a journey through ‘Lifeland’, where a main character struggles to understand their emotions and is helped by a ‘confidant’ to work through their emotions and understand why they are feeling the way they do. Focusing on the six core human emotions of happiness, sadness, fear, anger, disgust and surprise, our stories are beautifully illustrated and written in fun and melodical rhymes.
Finding Your Way
The books are a great tool for adults to read with their children, encouraging them to discuss how they think the characters might be feeling using the Lifeland map at the front of each book to identify where the characters might be - sad stones, angry arches, disgusting dump, happiness hills, forest of fear or the station of surprise. This in turn will allow children to understand that all emotions are normal and an essential part of life and nothing to be scared of.
Each book includes:
- A map of Lifeland
- Fun characters and stories that link together across the series
- Text written in rhymes, to assist memory and language learning
- Stories written from a child's perspective featuring common challenges and concerns
- Opportunities to discuss social, environmental and cultural issues affecting children
- Safe introduction to core emotions
- Positive role models to help children identify how to talk safe with key adults
- Guidance notes for parents and carers