Children’s books that open up a discussion about different feelings, emotions, and mental health, in general, have never been so important – especially if there have been big upheavals in their life.
Games & activities
Have you ever felt sad? Happy? Angry? Lonely? Worried? Scared? Excited? Become great friends with your emotions and try out these interactive exercises and practical tips.
Fearne Cotton is one of the UK's most in-demand TV and radio presenters. She is on Radio 2 regularly, and presents such high profile shows as Children in Need and BBC Music Awards, and along with Holly Willoughby captains a team on Celebrity Juice. She has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief and cycled the length of Britain with David Walliams and team for Sport Relief, raising over one million pounds in the process. She has her own fashion range with Very.co.uk and is the face of BaByliss. As a busy mum of two young children, Fearne knows the time pressures on parents and kids. She's passionate about involving children and families from all backgrounds in activities that can improve their health, mental well-being and promote a lifelong love of reading, and believes that being healthy needn't be expensive, time-consuming or difficult! Sheena Dempsey is a children's illustrator and picture book author from Cork. She has illustrated many books including Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow (Faber & Faber, 2016) which was shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Book Award. Sheena now lives in London with her partner and her retired racing greyhound. She loves to write and draw characters that are bursting with fun, humour and mischief.
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