Hugless Douglas will warm your heart: this is an adorable picture book about a bear called Douglas. He's a big bear with an even bigger heart and wants to share his love. When he wakes up one day needing a hug (we all have days like that) he sets about finding the right person for the job and yet no one quite fits the bill. I am reminded of the wonderful similarity to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and indeed, many nursery rhymes and fairy tales in which the story follows many twists and turns until we end up on the right path. Douglas encounters big rocks, countless sheep, owls and rabbits but something just isn't right. In the end, it's the kindness from a little rabbit which leads Douglas to the best hugger of all...but who could it be? I think the best part of this book is the hilarious and charming final page spread explaining all the different types of hugs there are...with the unwitting sheep acting as guinea pigs!
This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, “sit with his anger.” The story unfolds when Anh discovers what it means to sit with his anger. He comes to know his anger in the first person... More info
Helping children learn to manage difficult emotions such as anger can be a challenge for all parents and particularly for those whose children fall within the Autism Spectrum. Children with an ASD can be prone to regular outbursts of rage and parents rarely get the luxury of a "window" of escalation in which to intervene. The Red Beast provides a story which can assist a child to understand what happens when their Red Beast is awakened and how to manage it. It talks about the Red... More info
Empower children to recognize their individual worth and develop confidence in themselves, their abilities, and the choices they make. Children learn that they can speak up, expect and show respect, try new things, and believe in themselves. Confidence-building skills of accepting yourself, asking for what you need, making decisions, solving problems, and communicating are also discussed. Young children will respond to the true-to-life situations and colourful illustrations.. *Being the Best Me Series:* From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first two books in this one-of-a-kind character-development... More info