My First Book of Emotions for Toddlers (Paperback)

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By Orlena Kerek, MD, April Hartmann (Illustrator)
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Help toddlers get to know their emotions

Toddlers can have big emotions that change quickly. Teaching them about their feelings can help them develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence as they grow. This engaging picture book introduces tiny tots to common emotions by explaining what they are, how they feel in the body, and how to manage them in positive ways.

What sets this book apart from other books about emotions for toddlers:
  • Big, colorful illustrations—Keep toddlers engaged with a vibrant picture book full of diverse kid characters and easy-to-understand scenes that illustrate each emotion.
  • Toddler-friendly language—Discover age-appropriate explanations and examples that help make it easy for young children to explore their emotions.
  • Six key emotions—Help toddlers learn to identify and manage fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, and surprise.

Give little ones a head start in building lifelong emotional regulation skills with this top choice in emotion books for toddlers.

About the Author

DR. ORLENA KEREK, who trained as a pediatric doctor, teaches moms and their families to lead a healthy life in a way that is easy and fun. Check out her podcast Fit and Fabulous at 40 and Beyond and her Road Map to Healthy You worksheet on

Praise For…

“As a school psychologist, I used bibliotherapy with my students every day. Books are a great tool to teach kids important social and emotional skills, and I love what Dr. Orlena Kerek came up with. Her book for toddlers does an excellent job of accurately describing feelings in kid-friendly terms. Through the pages, kids will learn what anger, frustration, and happiness feel like in their bodies and minds. This will be a great tool for parents and teachers to build their children’s emotional intelligence!” —Lauren Gaines, author and adjunct professor of psychology

“Excellent resource to introduce the concept of feelings to your young child! Adorable illustrations that include images of children and families of all skin colors. Peppered throughout the text are thoughtful questions that parents can ask kids as they read. Highly recommend.” —Dr. Tara Egan, D.Ed., child and adolescent therapist, author, public speaker, and podcast host

“Building children's emotional intelligence at a young age is so important. This book is an effective, practical tool for parents to use to foster connection and teach children how to recognize and talk about their emotions.” —Rachel Bailey, parenting specialist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781685390747
ISBN-10: 1685390749
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 48
Language: English