Feel Your Feelings story time window display
How we make stuff

Feel Your Feelings storytime and activities

Here are some pictures of all the fun activities we did at our storytime, including an emoji cutout kit, giant slide puzzle, jigsaw puzzles, T-shirts, buttons, notepads, book signing, snacks, and lots of time to share stories and smiles.

A close-up photo of the braille overlay on our book, Feel Your Feelings. You can see the dots on the sticker overlay for both the words and the graphic of the mad emoji.
Books

Feel Your Feelings, the braille edition

Here is a sneak peek at Feel Your Feelings, the braille edition. Not only is the book in braille, but it is also filled with tactile graphics, so you can literally feel your feelings!

Our foster kitten posing with our book "Feel Your Feelings"
How we make stuff

My cat editors

A quick story about my cat editors with lots of pictures of them “helping” me in the office.

An emoji rainbow mosaic from our book "Feel Your Feelings". It is a mosaic image of 26 colorful emojis. Each emoji is like a pixel in the rainbow.
Mental Health Tools

Three simple reasons why we need emotions

Some emotions show us what we love, others protect us from harm, and as you can see in the rainbow illustration from our book, all of them put together, like colors on an artist’s palette, paint a beautiful picture of life. I’ll explain these ideas below. And, I have a fun challenge for you that I call “the joy of fear.”

APA Storytime with Magination Press. Sara and Scott read picture books to a group of children. An example of 10 ideas to bring books to life for children.
Crafts & Activities

10 ideas to bring books to life for children

The first step is to making sure your children learn the moral to the story is when parents and teachers make reading as interactive and entertaining as possible.

Scared emoji
Books

Fear is your friend

We all know that emotions like love and gratitude are fun and beneficial oh, but what about emotions like fear, scared and worry? Believe it or not, all our feelings serve a purpose. Learn how.

Bridge the gap. An illustration of a bicyclist trying to get over a pit filled, and an illustration of a man stranded on an island trying to get pot of gold.
Games

Bridge the gap

A 3-part worksheet to help you get unstuck. This is an exercise to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your dream. Can you get from one side to the other using either logic or emotions?

Don't break the chain
Games

Don’t Break the Chain

Don’t break the chain. A 1-month and 1-year challenge to help you take a step of action every day to make your dream a reality. Good for kids and adults.

Fun, 4-color, pencil and paper games including a blueprint, word search, origami fortune teller and a permission slip to dream.
Article

How to Increase Optimistic Thinking. Part II. 

As we enter a new year full of new challenges, it is more important than ever to think optimistically. With the ongoing pandemic, social-emotional learning is more important now than ever. In creating our book, Dream It!: A Playbook to Spark Your Awesomeness, with my co-author Sara E. Williams, PhD, we did ground-breaking research that measured the effectiveness of strategies we identified to increase optimistic thinking in children.

KMNH Community Spotlight authors Scott and Sara
How we make stuff

Kids Making the News Happen

KMNH, Kids Making the News Happen, Community Spotlight. Dr Sara and Scott talk about how to make dreams happen.

Step #3: Play it! Take a step of action to make your dreams real.

Take a step of action to help make dreams come true.

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