When we met a year ago during a playdate, my dear friend Valerie, had been holding some precious words in her heart about connecting with a child's emotions and she has used those words to write a beautiful children's story. A family therapist by profession and now a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Valerie wrote "I Hear You" from her experience working with children and also as a parent wanting to be present and connected to her children's emotions. I feel so honoured that she chose me to illustrate and publish the book.
WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?
"I Hear You" is children's book about giving a voice to a children's emotional world by exploring 8 emotions a child might feel through the eyes of a snail. It hopes to offer meaningful conversations with children as we engage in their emotional world.
Inside the book, you will also find
A list of CONVERSATION STARTERS for exploring the illustrations
Inspiration for using the book to talk about emotions through CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Our paperback book of 24 pages, measures 14.8cm X 21cm / ISBN 978-981-14-7861-1
THE I HEAR YOU CREATIVE CRAFT KIT
One thing that Valerie and I strongly believe in is that one way to kickstart and facilitate such conversations is through creative expression. And it's amazing how CARTWHEELS fits into the picture. So we also came up with a CREATIVE CRAFT KIT to go along with the book which children can explore to create a snail artwork. To our amazement, the craft kits have all sold out but do contact us if you will like to order them in bulk.
Inside the kit you will find:
I Hear You Book ISBN 978-981-14-7861-1
Air-dry clay in 12 colours (10g/small pack)
Pom-poms and felt fabric shapes
Wooden craft sticks
A digital copy of an emotions chart
I Hear You Bookmark
GIVE A CHILD THE GIFT OF BEING HEARD AND ATTENDED TO:
This book hopes to inspire every parent or caregiver to slow down to hear the voice of a child, to have a meaningful conversation together.