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I Calm Down: Teach children about strong feelings and simple strategies to calm themselves

I Calm Down

A book about working through strong emotions


“Sometimes things seem hard, and my feelings are really big.” Strong emotions can be overwhelming for young children, and at times they need help identifying and coping with what they’re feeling. “I want to feel peaceful. I won’t hit or hurt.”

Gentle and encouraging, this board book helps toddlers work through strong feelings like anger and worry. Children learn to use deep breaths, mental images, and other simple strategies to calm themselves. With straightforward words and warm illustrations, I Calm Down helps children understand that feelings change and that their own actions can make a difference in how they feel. When their feelings are too big to manage, children can ask for help and comfort from a trusted adult.

A section for adults offers tips on talking about the book together, along with activities for helping children learn to calm themselves. Access to a digital download with ideas for helping toddlers feel calm is also provided.
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-455-6
Interest Level: Ages 2–4
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7" x 7"
Page Count: 24
Praise for the Learning About Me & You series

“Cheri Meiners brings us another winning series, this time in the form of board books that are a joy to share with the toddler in your life. Each book offers simple yet powerful messages to help toddlers see and feel that they are loved, valued, and connected to the world. The series empowers children with a healthy sense of self while introducing timeless principles. The tips and activities at the end of each book provide parents and caregivers with ongoing support for a toddler’s healthy development. I’m delighted to recommend the Learning About Me & You series.”—Sean Covey, international best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

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