Books


Standing on my own two feet: A child's affirmation of love in the midst of divorce

Topics: change, emotional literacy, divorce, families


Fiction


Addison is a regular kid whose parents are going through a divorce, but he knows that no matter what happens, his parents will always love him.


Age: 3 to 7 years.

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The sissy duckling

Topics: emotional literacy, friendships, bullying, stereotypes, gender, families.


Fiction


A funny and touching story of a duckling who embraces his identity. Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.


Age: 5 to 8 years.


Film version 53min (external link) 

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The very cranky bear

Topics: emotional literacy, anger, friendships, strengths, thoughtfulness.


Fiction


In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a wet and windy day, four little friends meet a very cranky bear. They try to cheer him up by giving the bear each of their strengths (antlers, stripes and a mane) so they can seek shelter from the rain. All the bear wanted was a quiet place to sleep so sheep gave him some wool for a pillow.  A rhyming book. 


Age: 3+


YouTube version  4min 57sec (external link)

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Things that make you feel good, things that make you feel bad

Topics: emotional literacy, feelings.


Fiction/Non-fiction


An illustrated account with brief text of twelve things that make children feel good, like bubble baths and bedtime stories, and twelve things that don’t feel so good, like chicken pox and mosquito bites.


Ages: 2+.

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When I'm feeling scared

Topics: emotional literacy, scared, feelings, early warning signs.


Fiction


Anyone would be scared of some things, like dangerous animals! But lots of other things aren't really as scary as they seem.


Age: 0 to 8 years.


YouTube version 1min 43sec (external link)

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Winnie the Pooh

Topics: feelings, friendships, emotional literacy.


Fiction


The original Winnie the Pooh story book. An introduction to the characters of Pooh Corner, including Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and Kanga.


Age: 4 - 8 years.

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Wombat stew

Topics: friendships, problem solving.


Fiction


One day, on the banks of a billabong, a very clever dingo caught a wombat and decided to make a wombat stew. Wombats friends trick Dingo into adding lots of ghastly ingredients and tasting the stew. They save Wombat and Dingo runs away.


Age: 4+.


YouTube version 6min 39sec (external link)

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