This book and coloring book combo is an exciting way to teach children relaxation techniques in a fun and interactive way. Angry Octopus is a story that teaches children progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing techniques to help kids calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger.
Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm is a light-hearted, self-help coloring book designed to guide children and their parents, teachers, or counselors through simple everyday techniques that can be used to control anger, reduce stress, and increase happiness.
In the Angry Octopus story, children learn to unwind, relax, and control anger with a fun exercise known as progressive muscle relaxation. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. Progressive muscle relaxation can be used to lower stress, decrease pain, and manage anger.
The Angry Octopus Coloring Book is filled with simple strategies to self-soothe, manage anger, and improve emotional intelligence. Children are empowered to manage their BIG feelings while coloring 76 illustrations. Each mindful page motivates children to express themselves peacefully without having a tantrum, meltdown, or outburst.
“The first time I read this book to my children, they both engaged in the progressive muscle relaxation without any prompting from me. Several days later, my six-year-old spontaneously talked about how he could manage his anger by doing what the octopus did. A must-have for anyone with children or anyone who works with children.”
— Dr. L. Teegarden, Clinical Psychologist
” I’ve seen a lot of things over the past two decades designed to get kids “talking” about their emotions and frankly, many of them are just not fun. Kids can sniff the “therapeutic-factor” a mile away. As a mom, I wanted something fun for my youngest kids. I was looking for something my boy/girl seven-year-old twins and I could share and this was just the thing. The images are enrolling and frankly, the stories/concepts shared were refreshingly playful. My kids are learning tons while we color and chat. but it doesn’t feel like “medicine” if you know what I mean.”
— Suzanne MacDonald Tucker, Physical Therapist and Parent Educator