What We Feel
The What We Feel board book is a charming story that teaches skills that are foundational to the development of high emotional intelligence (EI) and includes an extended vocabulary of feelings. Hoppy & Poppie travel across Bug Island on the back of Patoo, the flying blankie, as they journey through yellow, green, white and blue seasons of emotions. Patoo is a warm and empathetic character who asks, “Hoppy and Poppie, now how do you feel?” throughout the story.
On their journey, Hoppy & Poppie feel sad in a cold rain shower, happy visiting Sundee the yellow flower, calm resting between green trees, peaceful watching white clouds float by, strong swimming in a blue stream, giggly laughing at a silly bear constellation, loved as Patoo sings nighty-night lullabies, and grateful for their day of traveling through changing emotions. Use the story as a prompt to ask your child when they’ve felt the emotions that Hoppy & Poppie experience. Awareness of emotions felt in the present moment and that emotions change, along with a practice of gratitude, are impactful EI skills children learn from What We Feel.
Children also enjoy a tactile experience with the book’s “Feel Along” feature.
They love running their fingers over the fabric inserts of Patoo’s four colors on the pages!
After multiple reads, ask your child how Hoppy and Poppie feel as they touch the yellow, green, blue and white fabric inserts before reading the verse. This creates a kinesthetic learning experience that develops associative memory.
What We Feel is a bed-time favorite and a great addition to any child’s library. You know that a book hits the mark when toddlers ask to be read the story over and over again. Our customers say that’s what this second book of the Hoppy & Poppie PinkCheeks series delivers for ages 0+.