Read it With Feeling for 3-5 year olds

This week’s theme is Read it with Feeling. Bibi encourages you to learn about feelings with a good book.
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Video: English

Video: Español

Books: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.


What are you Feeling?

  • Can you imitate the facial expressions in the story?
  • How did you feel after reading the story?


  • How many different emotions are shown in the story?
  • What makes you experience the same emotions as in the story?

Happy and Sad (Tell Me Now Series)

  • Why do you think that the lady is shy?
  • What color is the girl’s dress?

Books: Spanish


Feliz y Triste

  • When do you feel happy?
  • When do you feel sad?

Me Siento

  • Can you make the faces you saw in the story?
  • How do you feel after having read the book?


  • How does the girl feel when her dad doesn’t have any money?
  • How do you feel when you play with someone?

¿Como te sientes?

  • If your family tells you something good, how do you feel?
  • How do you feel when someone doesn’t want to play with you?

Soy Una Niña Valiente

  • What was the narrator afraid of?

Things to Do Together

Talk: What are feelings and emotions? Can you name some? Try to think of instances where you might feel: happy, sad, afraid, mad, nervous, excited, and any others! Check out the feelings wheel to try to identify more feelings you may experience. Una rueda en español está aquí

Write & Draw: Make a simple feelings wheel! Divide a paper plate into four sections. Have your child color and label each section (green = happy, blue = sad, yellow = excited, red = mad). Add a clothespin and set this feelings wheel where it can be seen every day. Please encourage your child to move the clip to where they feel and talk about why they feel that way and how to cope together. Credit for the idea here

Move Dance to the Feelings Song from PBS Kids!

Watch: the Feelings Song video and this Emotions video from Nick Jr

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • What did you learn about feelings this week?
  • Did you discover anything new about yourself or your emotions?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

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Extension activities in English:

Extension activities in Spanish:

  • Hug yourself with Elmo
  • Learn & sing about emotions with Pink Fong
  • Learn how to process grief with Elmo
  • Learn how to recognize emotions here

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Read it With Feeling for 3-5 year olds
Week 40 Read it with Feeling Card Ages 3-5 (1)
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