The Chill Skill by Niall Breslin
Bressie’s third picture book helps children manage anger when things don’t go their way. When Sam’s mum takes her phone back, Sam begins to feel really cross. So Grandad teaches her a breathing technique which puts out the angry flames that are making her feel hot and bothered. It really works and soon Sam is feeling much better – and enjoying a great day at the beach with her family. The Chill Skill equips children with another really useful mindfulness tool from Bressie and is beautifully illustrated by Emma Proctor.
Ms Mc Enroy’s 2nd class read The Chill Skill this week and they all gave it the thumbs up. They have been practising the poem at the back of the back to help them control their anger.
When you feel the angry flame, Calm it down with this game.
Don’t get mad or scream or shout, Ten deep breaths will put it out.
Bressie has also written two other books- The Magic Moment is a picture book that helps children explore difficult emotions and face their fears and Take Five. Take Five explores the difficult feeling of jealousy, in a sweet story that teaches the value of being grateful for what one has.