Monster Moods Cards : Helping Children to Talk About and Express Emotions and Feelings book cover
1st Edition

Monster Moods Cards
Helping Children to Talk About and Express Emotions and Feelings

ISBN 9781138349193
Published October 4, 2019 by Routledge
42 Pages - 42 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Monster Moods is a set of beautifully illustrated playing cards designed to support emotional literacy in children and young people. Seven colourful monsters embody seven common difficult emotions: anger, fear, jealousy, loneliness, restlessness and sadness. With accompanying game ideas, online activities and downloadable posters, Monster Moods can be used to facilitate work with a young person in recognising, understanding, labelling, expressing and regulating their moods and emotions.

The Resource includes:

  • 42 ‘Monster Mood’ cards and guidance on suggested ways to use them
  • "Coping with my Monster Moods" worksheets
  • Printable feelings vocabulary chart and Monster Moods fan to encourage children to ‘name it to tame it’ (Dan Siegel)
  • Eight printable posters to promote emotional literacy in small group work

Designed for use in groups or on a 1:1 basis by teachers, professionals and parents, the cards can be used independently or alongside the storybook How Monsters Wish to Feel. Monster Moods is a playful and non-directive approach to talking about, accepting and validating a young person’s ‘big feelings’.

Table of Contents

  • 42 beautifully illustrated 'Monster Moods' playing cards
  • Instruction booklet and guide
  • Printable online resources, including posters and worksheets
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    Juliette Ttofa is a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people. She specialises in supporting resilience and well-being in vulnerable children. Juliette is the author of Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Children and Young People plus 7 picture books including How Monsters Wish to Feel (Speechmark).

    Julia Gallego is a picture book illustrator and designer, and a graduate of the Manchester School of Art.