Aroha’s Way : A children’s guide through emotions

By Craig Phillips

This beautiful picture book takes children on a journey through emotions associated with anxiety and shows simple yet effective ways to help manage them.

It has also been translated into Te Reo Māori by the talented Dr Karena Kelly. It isn’t a straight translation but is in keeping with the deeper meaning of the book and using the stunning depth of the Māori language. This version is for te reo speakers and does not include any English. View the translated Aroha’s Way here.

At the back of the book, there is a section for parents and/or teachers to expand on Aroha’s ways in more depth. Asking questions around those emotions to make it easier for children to recognise the emotion, and then a simple way to manage it.

“Aroha’s Way is a beautiful, descriptive and relatable book – an important book – helping children to normalise, understand and even develop their own tools for dealing with their feelings.” – Jenny Palmer, Author of Feel a Little.

Suitable for ages 5-12 years. A book that helps children label emotions associated with anxiety and provides tools to manage them. Parents/Teachers notes at the back included expanding on the story’s tools.