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Parents, check this out to help your children – Your Mood Journal by Fearne Cotton

Synopsis:

I’VE CREATED THIS BOOK TO HELP SHOW THAT IT’S OK TO FEEL ALL EMOTIONS…

Get a pen, pencil and colouring pens at the ready, and prepare to become great friends with your emotions. After all, they are great! In fact, they’re AWESOME. They make life one big adventure as you try new things, learn, grow and discover who you are.

Love, FEARNE


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Meet your moods in the brilliant new activity journal for children, by bestselling author and broadcaster Fearne Cotton.

Have you ever felt…

Sad… Happy… Angry… Lonely… Worried… Scared… Excited?

Or several of these moods all at once?

Emotions might seem big and complex – but the more we understand them, the better we can become at managing them.

Say hello to all of these moods in YOUR MOOD JOURNAL, a customisable activity book divided into seven colourful and fully illustrated chapters and packed full of interactive exercisespractical tips and notes from Fearne herself that give children the tools to understand and articulate their emotions. The journal begins with an introduction from Fearne and includes stickers so that book can be personalised.

This is the perfect toolkit for children looking to explore their emotions and build confidence in communicating their feelings. This big book of activities will help children learn about their different moods and how they make their mind and body feel, with lots of space to write, draw, learn, create and have fun along the way!

In this empowering journal, Fearne Cotton, the bestselling author, broadcaster and founder of Happy Place, uses practical and engaging tools to guide children to a better understanding of themselves and their emotions.

My Review:

I am so impressed by this book and really can’t recommend it highly enough, especially for children who need help with discussing their feelings. This could help so many youngsters in ‘normal’ times but for those who are struggling because of lockdown and the impact of COVID-19 it could be particularly pertinent. Parents and teachers I really hope you’ll check this book out!

It is colourful and attractively presented, written in an easy to relate to manner. It helps children understand that feelings and moods are normal, enabling them to explore them all in a series of fun activities. It helps to enable and encourage children to talk about how their moods, how they feel and all this in colourful, attractive and engaging range of tasks with plenty of space for them to record their results in writing, colouring, drawings, etc.

I’d suggest it is appropriate for 5yo with adult help and for >7yo to use independently but please still talk about what they’re doing and feeling. Mind you, the activities could also prove useful to older folks, too, a real help with mental health and mindfulness for everyone. I wonder if there’s a version of it for adults – I’ll definitely be looking out for it!

Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily had fun with and have honestly reviewed.

Buy Link: Amazon

One comment on “Parents, check this out to help your children – Your Mood Journal by Fearne Cotton

  1. Carla
    February 20, 2021

    I like the sounds of this Elaine. Perhaps for my grandson’s birthday in October.

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