TLE Storytime | In My Heart

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featuring the story In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey!

Featured Story:

In My Heart

A Book of Feelings

Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes in this New York Times bestselling picture book from the Growing Hearts series!

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside, with language that is lyrical but also direct to empower readers to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions.

With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this gorgeously packaged and unique feelings book is sure to become a storytime favorite.

~ by Jo Witek

Craft Activity: Feeling Hearts

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • White glue or glue stick
  • Assorted hearts
  • Assorted stickers
  • Glitter glue, glitter dots, etc.
  • Optional: Decorative pieces such as buttons, sequins, gems, etc.

Directions:

  1. Use the craft materials to decorate your feeling hearts.
  2. Write messages, draw pictures, add decorative stickers and glitter to your hearts.
  3. Give your hearts to friends and family or make a feeling heart jar that you fill with the hearts!

Easy Paper Craft

Here is an easy paper craft alternative to the Feeling Hearts craft.

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils or markers

Ideas:

  • Draw and cut out hearts. Write messages and draw pictures on the heart shapes. Give the hearts to friends and family.
  • Hearts colouring page: download, print and colour.

More Stories

Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings Storytime with DaddyThe Way I FeelA Little Scribble SPOT: A Story About Colorful Emotions
Somebody Loves You, Mr. HatchThe Kissing HandI Love My Mom

Recipes

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.

Homemade Strawberry
Pop Tarts Hearts
 
Gluten Free Sugar Cookie HeartsHow Pizza Can Be Used To Get Kids Talking About Their Feelings

Family Fun: Craft and Activity Ideas

Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

Feelings Jenga GameHomemade Emoji SquishiesActivities for Toddlers:
Exploring Emotions
PBS Feelings GameRoll and Color Valentine’s Day Counting GameValentine’s Day Mobile With Tissue Paper Dyed Hearts
How To Make A Fancy
Origami Heart

Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.

Kids Feelings and Emotions SONG Animation with A Little SPOTThe Feelings SongSesame Street: Emotions Dance | Abby’s Dance Party #2
Sesame Street: Emotions
through Dance with
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
Feelings – The Kids’ Picture ShowThe Heart Song | Valentine’s Day Song for Kids | The Kiboomers

Information & Fun Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. 

How to Teach Kids About
Their Feelings
Ideas for Teaching Children
about Emotions
The Human Body: The Heart | Educational Videos For Kids
How Your Heart Works? – The Dr. Binocs Show | Best Learning Videos For Kids | Peekaboo Kidz

Vocabulary

Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

Feelings and Emotions VocabularySYNONYMS FOR feelingsList of Feeling Words From AtoZ


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