When I’m Feeling Lonely by Trace Moroney is a gorgeous book with a flocked and embossed hardcover. 18 pages with colour illustrations throughout will delight your child and encourage their emotional development and expression.
“Lots of things can make you feel lonely. It’s not a nice feeling, but just remember that everyone feels that way sometimes!”
Each of the books in this series has been carefully designed to help children better understand their feelings, and in doing so, gain greater autonomy over their lives.
Talking about feelings teaches children that it is normal to feel sad, or angry, or scared at times. With greater tolerance of painful feelings, children become free to enjoy their world, to feel secure in their abilities, and to be happy.
What do you do when your child is feeling lonely? In Notes for Parents at the back of the book, a child psychologist offers some helpful insights.
Extend Play and Learning
Once you have read the book, ask your child what makes them feel lonely. Share with them when you feel this way too. Discuss ways that they can start to regulate this feeling and reflect on the strategies suggested in the book.
Dimensions 20.5 x 20.5cm