By Sarah at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
Big feelings are a natural part of life, but sometimes it's hard to know what to do with them! Often the anxiety and worries we feel as parents trickle down to our kids even when we don’t realize it. Letting our kids talk about their fears and worries can be a powerful tool for them to express themselves in a healthy way. Sometimes reading a comforting story together is a first step to opening up those conversations. The Library has many books about calming exercises and mindfulness to help with any fears they might have and stories about how to process and discuss bad news or anxiety they can sense around them. The library is here to provide books to ease those feelings, big or small. Check out the Library's Books for Anxious Kids booklist or try some of these:
The Breaking News by Sarah Lynn Reul
Calm: Mindfulness for Kids by Wynne Kinder, M.Ed.
Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr
Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers by Laura Renauld, illustrated by Brigette Barrager
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