Big Changes New Adventures: A Covid Feelings Workbook
Big Changes, New Adventures! introduces your child to the fun and lovable characters from the magical adventures of Joy Sun Bear, and helps your child develop healthy emotional responses with fun activities, inspiring writing ideas, breathing and movement exercises, and mindfulness practice.
Joy, Ayu, Tipah, and Kinti, will give the reader a safe place with friendly support as they learn about their feelings and how important it is to accept all the emotions that make up who they are.
If you have kids in your home, you don’t need to be told how difficult this pandemic has been for little ones! You already know the big feelings that have surfaced this year, and you’ve likely struggled to help the kids in your life cope with massive changes, disappointment, and even tragedy. Big Change New Adventures: A COVID Feelings Workbook, by Shearin and John Lee, was written to help parents and caregivers address these big feelings with their kids in a healthy way. You don’t have to do it alone!
The authors share how the workbook was inspired by their daughter, Aliyah, and the work they did as a family during 2020 to help her make sense of all that was going on around her. The workbook begins with this encouraging “message of wholeness,” which includes this incredible line: “We have to understand how all the emotions are a part of us, and how to accept and love all of them, in order to truly be able to enjoy when we are happy.”
The exercises throughout the book are introduced by a friendly character, Joy Sun Bear, who explains how families can embark on this journey together. Designed for ages 8-12, the workbook can also be adapted for younger kids with the help of their grownups.
What a welcome gift this workbook can be for families! I know I have felt the struggle so many times this year of helping my kids process such difficult changes and painful truths, and having an outlet to guide their questions would be so welcome. The book is customizable; you can work through it from start to finish, or you can skip around to the sections that feel most relevant. Kids will write, talk, and doodle throughout as they learn how to talk about the emotions that they experience. This is a great gift for friends or loved ones, or for your own family!
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About Author, Shearin Lee
“Shearin was born in the Utah and grew up in a multicultural environment with parents of Iranian descent. As a first-generation Iranian-American, Shearin can speak both Farsi and English and loves infusing both heritages into her family’s culture. She values giving back by helping charities raise money and volunteering at her daughter’s elementary school.”
About Author, John Lee
“From driving tanks in the U.S. Army, to problem solving in the IT world, to writing and drawing cute and cuddly animals on magical adventures, John’s life has been fun and diverse.
Drawing and storytelling have always been important hobbies for John. Fueled by books, video games, and copious amounts of coffee, he is always excited to read, watch, or create some adventure-filled fiction. John adores time with his wife and daughter, who provide a limitless supply of love, inspiration, and motivation. Together they live in sunny Southern California.”
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by authors, Shearin and John Lee in exchange for an honest review.