Feelings, by Aliki (New York: Greenwillow Books). A wonderful handbook of emotions for children, ranging in topics from anger, jealousy, and fear to pride, joy, and love.Ages 5 to 11.
Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, by Jamie Lee Curtis (New York: HarperCollins, 1998). Uses whimsical illustrations and a delightful rhyme to address the emotions grumpy, mean, silly, angry, joyful, confused, quiet, excited, cranky, lonely, happy, discouraged, and sad. Included is a cardboard wheel kids can turn to help them identify the basic feelings.Ages 4 to 10.
Yoga for Children (Wayne Harvey Productions, 1997). A fun video program of stretching and relaxation for children featuring a basic yoga workout that helps kids develop calmness. Ages 4 to 10.
Gandhi (Columbia, 1982). Mahatma Gandhi is magnificently portrayed by Ben Kingsley. The movie chronicles the prejudice he encounters as a young attorney in South Africa, his role as spiritual leader to the people of India and his cause of passive resistance, and his eventual assassination. Ages 12 and up.
Kundun (Touchstone, 1997). A stunning movie depicting the life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama. Great for helping kids understand a bit of Chinese history, the pacifist's views of the Dalai Lama, and the increasing difficulties he faces as a nonviolent man in an increasingly violent world.Ages 12 and up.
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