Mrs Taylor has got 3 books to share with EYFS and Key Stage 1:
The Colour Monster - Meet the Colour Monster. He sometimes gets his feeling all mixed up. This is a lovely book that can encourage discussion with your child about different feeling, recognising them and how they feel.
The Colour Monster goes to School - The Colour Monster is feeling nervous as it is his first day at school. See how his colours change, and all the exciting adventures he has with his friend Nuna.
The Worrysaurus - A lovely illustrated book for young children about a little anxious Worrysaurus let's go of his fears and learns to feel happy in the moment.
In the Spring term 2021, during the partial school closure due to COVID-19, Mrs Kershaw read the story 'The Worries - Sohal Finds a Friend' by Jion Sheibani. With permission from Penguin Mrs Kershaw recorded and uploaded videos of her reading the story to this section of the website. These have now been taken down, however, we would still like to share this story with children and families of Millfield.
This book was only published by Penguin Books in January this year (2021), and it aims to help children understand that everyone has worries and that talking about our worries and anxieties, rather than ignoring them, is the best way to deal with them and make them go away. It's written in a very funny, cheeky and appealing way for children. This is what the Penguin website says about this book:
Funny, sweet and very useful for opening conversations with anxious children' - Guardian
Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone - you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better - and somehow they look a lot less worrying once they're scribbled down.
But then imagine Sohal's surprise when he wakes up the next morning to find a set of funny, furry friends at the end of his bed! His worries have come to life, and it's not long before Hurt, Fail, Anger, Big and Alone have turned his world upside down. Now it's up to Sohal to work out how to keep his worries under control - and have some serious fun while he's at it! The Truth Pixie meets Inside Out in this hilarious, highly illustrated new series, perfect for helping children gently work through their worries and concentrate on having fun.
Love Reading 4 Kids suggests that this book is suitable for reading to children aged 5 and up. You can read more about this book on the Penguin website here:
and Love Reading 4 Kids here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/17913/The-Worries-Sohal-Finds-a-Friend-by-Jion-Sheibani.html.