Stories and Emotions: An Exploration of Children’s Books that Support the Development of Emotional Literacy.

Type: In-Person Learning

Location: Meridian Room, EarlyON - 2nd floor, Stone Road Mall, 435 Stone Rd W, Guelph

Date: Wednesday, October 11 - Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Facilitator: Maria Cabal Garces, Pedagogical Leader, EYPRC and Ann Wilke, Resiliency Lead Trainer, EYPRC

Join us for an evening exploring how children’s books can support children’s emotional literacy.

Using a protocol for examining children’s books, we will invite you to dive deeper in the study of children’s literature as a medium to support emotional literacy, in both children and educators.

In this session, we will explore the book “The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions”, written by Anna Llenas (every participant will receive a copy of this book). Through our study, we will reflect on our own thoughts, emotions and values; we will dig deeper into the text and the images to interpret valuable messages; and we will consider ways we could bring the ideas of the book to life through curriculum making.


This month’s book selection: The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions

Author: Anna Llenas

Description: One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad, and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through color. As this adorable monster learns to sort and define his mixed up emotions, he gains self-awareness and peace as a result. Everyone will enjoy sharing this concept book that taps into both socio-emotional growth and color concepts in a simple, friendly way.

Reading age: Preschool/Kindergaten

**Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register soon to secure your spot!

**Participation is prioritized for child care and early years educators working in the Wellington service delivery area (City of Guelph and County of Wellington). Priority for participation at no cost will be given to Programme and Non-Programme staff who work in the following child care and early learning settings:

 Licensed child care (centre-based and home-based)

 Authorized Recreation programmes

 School board operated programmes

 EarlyON Child & Family Centres


6 seats available.
Price: $0.00