YWCA new picture book explores children’s emotion of “disgust”
Disgusting Hair, the third volume of YWCA’s Emotion Education series, has been released recently. During the online sharing session, experts introduced methods to manage children’s emotion. In addition, the previous volume, Crying Leaf grasped a Publication Award in Children and Teenagers at Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2023.
Picture books of YWCA’s Emotion Education Series aimed at exploring children’s emotions through pair-reading. Angry Croissant and Crying leaf, published in last two years, were highly recommended by clinical psychologists and received positive feedbacks from parents and children. Crying Leaf marked a significant result by grasping Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2023 in the category of publications for children and teenagers. The third volume Disgusting Hair was published in early July. It explores the emotion of “disgust”, and helps parents to handle emotions of their children through interesting pictures and story.
In the new picture book Disgusting Hair, the protagonist Willow has long thick hair, but he hates brushing it. He overcomes his disgust when he tries to save his new friend, a little spider.
To help parents understand emotional education, the Association organised an online sharing session in early July. Ms. Alicia Tse, clinical psychologist, explored “coping with children’s stubborn behaviour”. Ms. Elsa Hung, registered social worker and play therapist introduced “handling children emotion with the aid of picture book”. Ms. Teresa Chan, author of Disgusting Hair summed up how pair-reading helped parents to be aware of kids’ emotion and thoughts.
You may now enjoy discount by ordering the new picture book or the previous volumes through the following link: https://gift.ywca.org.hk/pages/emotional-education. Disgusting Hair is also available at major bookstores and the coming Hong Kong Book Fair.