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Beautiful, 3 year old and 6 year old both love it
on 22 October 2013
I was introduced to this at a work training day ( I work in a school) and was really moved by it. I tend to be a "bottler" of my feelings until it all comes pouring out like a burst pipe. Therefore I thought it would be good if my sons could identify and express their feelings before they build up. I bought this and was amazed at the beautiful thoughts and explanations my boys came out with. Both of them loved the book and really did listen to it. Afterwards we had a lovely long cuddle and discussion about how we feel, what we can do if we feel something we don't want to, and they even told me what their individual soul bird looks like which was really interesting and an insight into how they see themselves. They really seemed to like the bird, and it opened up such a lot of other questions such as "does our dog have a soul bird?" Do all living things? Ect they also opened up about what makes them feel sad, happy ect and they even opened up about bad thoughts because the soul bird allowed them to distance themselves from blame ie it wasn't me it was the soul bird ect, allowing me to really understand them.
Fantastic book we all loved it and the peace it creates at bedtime.im going to buy two more copies to allow them to colour the pictures in to look like their own soul birds as they imagine them! X