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uturing our childrens social and emotional intelligence is perhaps one of the most precious gifts we can give our little ones.

It makes them feel safe, wanted and supported - instilling a sense of security that they will carry with them throughout their entire lives.

We all want to feel connected and emotionally empowered, but how do we actually teach that to our children when we as parents and carers may have never been properly educated?

Just as children learn to read, write, and count, they too need to learn how to express and regulate their emotions. We believe that emotional intelligence is a skill that can be nurtured, just like any other. It requires commitment and time, but the rewards are immeasurable. Imagine witnessing your child flourish with unwavering confidence, empathy, and happiness.

If you find yourself longing for a deeper emotional connection with your child, or trying to get a handle on your child's big emotions, you're not alone. We understand the struggles, and that's why we're here to help.

That is why we have created this step-by-step guide, designed to structure your emotional journey with your child.

Step 1: Acknowledgement

The first and most important step on this journey is acknowledgement.

As parents and carers, our goal should be to provide an environment where our children feel safe enough to express their true feelings, thoughts, and needs without fear.

Many of us are still learning that we are entitled to our own emotional experiences; understanding and expressing our feelings is healthy. We must also acknowledge that when adults take this journey with their children, they are actually developing a greater sense of awareness themselves - creating a very powerful experience of learning together.

Step 2: Setting The Foundations

It’s no secret that a strong, steady house requires a strong, steady foundation. The same principle applies to developing your child's emotional intelligence. The emotional foundation we help our child build is incredibly important.

While you may be eager to jump into discussing feelings and comforting them, it's crucial to first establish your child's sense of self. If your child is preschool age or younger, or if you are just starting the journey of emotional learning with your child, we recommend starting with our Wonderful Me Collection.

This collection serves as a great foundation to help your child develop a positive sense of self-worth, which will benefit them as they further discover and understand their emotions.

New! The Hug Soft Cover Book with Hug Toy
New! The Hug Soft Cover Book with Hug Toy
New! The Hug Soft Cover Book with Hug Toy
New! The Hug Soft Cover Book with Hug Toy

New! The Hug Soft Cover Book with Hug Toy

If you've ever struggled with self worth then you know how important it is to encourage your child to know who they are, love who they are and embrace who they are. 

The Hug Set includes: 

1 x The Hug Soft Cover Book

1 x The Hug Cuddle Toy

 

The Hug Book

The Hug is a loveable little friend who takes your child on a journey of self worth as he encourages them by letting them know that they are "Brave, Special and Amazing!" The Hug is fast becoming known as "the book that promotes self worth," which is an outcome that has never been more desired for our children! The Hug harnesses the power of words to help your child further develop their sense of worth and resilience. As they listen to these words being read to them over and over again they become part of their thought pattern, and ultimately, part of their belief system. Regularly visiting positive concepts such as this with your child is a great way to encourage the development of emotional intelligence and give them the tools they need to thrive in everyday life. The strong theme of wellbeing throughout the book gives parents, teachers and educators a great platform to further support the development of confidence, resilience and a strong sense of self through a range of age-appropriate activities.

Features:

  • Soft Cover
  • 22 pages 
  • Measures 28 x 25cm 
  • Ages 2-8 years

The Hug Toy 

He's huggable, loveable, bursting with happiness and is so excited to meet your child! The Hug Toy is the main character from The Hug Book and he is the perfect size to cuddle at home or on the go. The Hug is a constant reminder to your child that they are "brave, clever and amazing as can be!"

Features:

  • Crinkly ears for sensory exploration
  • Stitched eyes
  • Magnetic hands and feet that click together - an on the go fidget feature!
  • Soft fluffy cheeks - perfect for use as a calming tool
  • A heart-warming smile that you can't help but smile back at
  • Care instructions: Surface washable with a warm, damp cloth. Air dry
  • Measures 14cm diameter
  • Suitable for all ages
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Wonderful Me Collection with Big Hug cuddle toy
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set with BIG Hug
The Hug Hardcover Book
Be Someone Hardcover Book
You Were Once the size of a plum talks about the pregnancy journey and compares the baby in the belly to different sized fruits and vegetables.
Have You Ever? Hardcover Book
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set with BIG Hug
Wonderful Me Collection with Big Hug cuddle toy
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set with BIG Hug
The Hug Hardcover Book
Be Someone Hardcover Book
You Were Once the size of a plum talks about the pregnancy journey and compares the baby in the belly to different sized fruits and vegetables.
Have You Ever? Hardcover Book
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set with BIG Hug

Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set with BIG Hug

If you have ever struggled in the areas of self worth and confidence, then you know first hand how important it is to do all we can to instil these qualities in our children as young as possible, and to continue to support these qualities developing and growing.

The five books in the Wonderful Me Book Set are written with a strong message of promoting self love and resilience. The words speak directly to the children listening to the story to tell them "YOU are wonderful!" Each book includes images drawn by children just like the ones who are listening to the story - to further promote the message that each child is valuable, capable and has something unique to offer.

The Wonderful Me Book Set with BIG Hug includes:

The Hug Hardcover Book

The Hug is a loveable little friend who takes your child on a journey of self worth as he encourages them by letting them know they are "Brave, Special and Amazing!" The Hug beautifully harnesses the power of words to help your child further develop their sense of worth and resilience - qualities that have never been more desired for our children! As your child listens to these words being read to them over and over again they will become part of their constant thought patten, and ultimately, part of their belief system.

Be Someone Hardcover Book

Be Someone encourages your child to choose what kind of someone they want to be. Do they want to be someone who makes others feel sad, or someone who likes to make others feel glad? The sooner our children realise the potential they have to make a difference in the world around them, the better. Yes our children may be young, but what a perfect time for them to grasp the concept of the power of their choices.

You Were Once the Size of a Plum Hardcover Book

Did you know that you were once as small as a crumb, and then the same size as a plum? You were teeny, teeny tiny, but clever you - you grew, and grew and grew until you were no longer the size of a plum! You were once the size of a plum compares the babies size though different stages of pregnancy to a range of fruits and vegetables. This book provides a great platform for parents and carers to discuss each child's own unique birth journey, and for children to gain a greater understanding of the process.

Have You Ever Hardcover Book

We all have bad days but that doesn't change who we are. Have you ever? encourages your child to worry less, smile more and to be as amazing as can be. Journey through the pages and learn that it's normal to have days where things don't go our way, but that doesn't mean that we can't overcome.

The Truth About You Hardcover Book

The Truth About You talks directly to your child telling them that they are special and that there is no-one else like them, that they might "grow up knowing and believing that they are truly one of a kind"

Big Hug

Features:

  • Crinkly ears for sensory exploration.
  • Stitched eyes.
  • Magnetic hands and feet that click together - a great fidget feature!
  • Soft fluffy cheeks - perfect for use as a calming tool.
  • A heart-warming smile that you can't help but smile back at.
  • Surface wash with warm, damp cloth. Air dry.
  • Measures approx. 30cm in diameter. 
  • Suitable for all ages.

Age Recommendation:

The Wonderful Me Collection of books have been created to read to children from approx. 2 years old. As the children progress and are able to read to themselves, they can continue to soak up the positive statements that this collection brings.

In the home and learning environments, the messages from these five books can be used as a springboard into important conversations with children from a young age. As the children move into the pre-teen years, the level of conversation and learning will continue to grow. 

Themes:

  • Self Worth
  • Uniqueness
  • Love
  • Choices
  • Emotions
  • Worry
  • Behaviour
  • Time
  • Self Esteem
  • Positive Self Talk
  • Goals
  • Achievement
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Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
Wonderful Me Collection of Books. The Hug. You Were Once the size of a plum. The truth about you. Be someone. Have You Ever? For emotional wellbeing and mental wellbeing for children.
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
The Hug Hardcover Book.
Be Someone Hardcover Book
Have You Ever? encourages children to worry less and smile more.
The Truth About You encourages children to love themselves for who they are and embrace there uniqueness.
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
Wonderful Me Collection of Books. The Hug. You Were Once the size of a plum. The truth about you. Be someone. Have You Ever? For emotional wellbeing and mental wellbeing for children.
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy
The Hug Hardcover Book.
Be Someone Hardcover Book
Have You Ever? encourages children to worry less and smile more.
The Truth About You encourages children to love themselves for who they are and embrace there uniqueness.

Wonderful Me Hardcover Children's Book Set and Hug Toy

Are self-love and resilience qualities you want to instil in your child/ren?

The words in these books speak directly to the children listening to the story, telling them "YOU are wonderful!"

Each book includes images drawn by children just like the ones who are listening to the story - to further promote the message that each child is valuable, capable and has something unique to offer.

The Wonderful Me Book Set includes:

The Hug

The Hug is a loveable little friend who takes your child on a journey of self worth as he encourages them by letting them know they are "Brave, Special and Amazing!" The Hug beautifully harnesses the power of words to help your child further develop their sense of worth and resilience - qualities that have never been more desired for our children! As your child listens to these words being read to them over and over again they will become part of their thought pattern, and ultimately, part of their belief system.


Be Someone

Be Someone encourages your child to choose what kind of someone they want to be. Do they want to be someone who makes others feel sad, or someone who likes to make others feel glad? The sooner our children realise the potential they have to make a difference in the world around them, the better. Yes our children may be young, but what a perfect time for them to grasp the concept of the power of their choices.


You Were Once the Size of a Plum

Did you know that you were once as small as a crumb, and then the same size as a plum? You were teeny, teeny tiny, but clever you - you grew, and grew and grew! You were once the size of a plum compares the babies size though different stages of pregnancy to a range of fruits and vegetables. This book provides a great platform for parents and carers to discuss each child's own unique birth journey, and for children to gain a greater understanding of the process.


Have You Ever?

We all have bad days but that doesn't change who we are. Have you ever? encourages your child to worry less, smile more and to be as amazing as can be. Journey through the pages and learn that it's normal to have days where things don't go our way, but that doesn't mean that we can't overcome.


The Truth About You

The Truth About You talks directly to your child telling them that they are special and that there is no-one else like them, that they might "grow up knowing and believing that they are truly one of a kind" Help your child discover their worth and build resilience as they listen to these powerful words being read to them. 

Features:

  • Measures 28 x 25cm  
  • Ages approx. 2-10 years 

Age Recommendation:

The Wonderful Me Collection of books have been created to read to children from approx. 2 years old. As the children progress and are able to read to themselves, they can continue to soak up the positive statements that this collection brings.

In the home and learning environments, the messages from these five books can be used as a springboard into important conversations with children from a young age. As the children move into the pre-teen years, the level of conversation and learning will continue to grow. 

Themes:

  • Self Worth
  • Uniqueness
  • Love
  • Choices
  • Emotions
  • Worry
  • Behaviour
  • Time
  • Self Esteem
  • Positive Self Talk
  • Goals
  • Achievement
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The Ultimate Hug Bundle with The Hug Soft Cover Book
The Ultimate Hug Bundle with The Hug Soft Cover Book

The Ultimate Hug Bundle with The Hug Soft Cover Book

The Hug has a job to do and he takes it very seriously 🥰

In this set, The Hug resources come together to help children better understand emotions and self worth. The emotion magnets are great to use in conjunction with The Hug book or as an extended activity. Many Educators using The Hug Keyring, pop him on a lanyard around their neck so children can instantly be reminded of the message The Hug brings whenever they see The Hug - we love this idea ❤️

Many centres are also making special homes for Big Hug and The Hug toy, and taking advantage of the FREE Hug Posters to place in and around The Hugs home.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for new ways to incorporate The Hug in your home or learning environment, we would love you to share them with us. You can email us at hello@wonderfulme.com.au or post to our socials on Facebook or Instagram @wonderfulme.com.au we would LOVE to hear from you! 

Set Includes:

  • The Hug Soft Cover Book
  • The Hug Cuddle Toy (Original Size)
  • Keyring Hug
  • Big Hug
  • The Hug Emotion Magnets 
  • FREE The Hug Lesson Guide PDF 
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NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book
NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book
NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book
NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book
NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book
NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book

NEW! The Wonderful Me Hardcover Collection of Four Books with The Hug Softcover Book

This Set Includes

  • Be Someone Hardcover Book 
  • Have You Ever? Hardcover Book
  • The Truth About You Hardcover Book
  • You Were once the Size of a Plum Hardcover Book
  • The Hug Softcover Book 

Be Someone

Be Someone encourages your child to think about what kind of someone they want to be. Do they want to be someone who makes others feel sad, or someone who likes to help others feel glad? The sooner our children realise the potential they have to make a difference in the world around them, the better. Yes, our children may be young, but what a perfect time for them to grasp the concept of the power of their choices.


You Were Once the Size of a Plum

Did you know that you were once as small as a crumb, and then the same size as a plum? You were teeny, teeny tiny, but clever you - you grew, and grew and grew! You were once the size of a plum compares the babies size though different stages of pregnancy to a range of fruits and vegetables. This book provides a great platform for parents and carers to discuss each child's own unique birth journey, and for children to gain a greater understanding of the process.


Have You Ever?

We all have bad days but that doesn't change who we are. Have You Ever? encourages your child to worry less, smile more and to be as amazing as can be. Journey through the pages and be reminded that it's normal to have days where things don't go our way, but that doesn't mean that we can't overcome.


The Truth About You

The Truth About You talks directly to your child telling them they are special and there is no-one else like them - that they might "grow up knowing and believing that they are truly one of a kind"

Help your child discover their worth and build resilience as they listen to these powerful words being read to them.

The Hug Softcover

If you've ever struggled with self worth then you know how important it is to encourage your child/ren to know who they are, love who they are and embrace who they are! 

The Hug is a loveable little friend who takes your child on a journey of self worth as he encourages them by letting them know they are "Brave, Special and Amazing!"

The Hug beautifully harnesses the power of words to help your child further develop their sense of worth and resilience - qualities that have never been more desired for our children! As your child listens to these words being read to them over and over again they will become part of their thought pattern, and ultimately, part of their belief system. Regularly visiting positive concepts such as this with your child is a great way to encourage the development of emotional intelligence and give them the tools they need to thrive in everyday life.

The strong theme of wellbeing throughout The Hug gives parents, teachers and educators a great platform to further support the development of confidence, resilience and a strong sense of self through a range of age-appropriate activities.

 

Age Recommendation:

The Wonderful Me Collection of books have been created to read to children from approx. 2 years old. As the children progress and are able to read to themselves, they can continue to soak up the positive statements that this collection brings.

In the home and learning environments, the messages from these five books can be used as a springboard into important conversations with children from a young age. As the children move into the pre-teen years, the level of conversation and learning will continue to grow. 

Themes:

  • Self Worth
  • Uniqueness
  • Love
  • Choices
  • Emotions
  • Worry
  • Behaviour
  • Time
  • Self Esteem
  • Positive Self Talk
  • Goals
  • Achievement

PLEASE NOTE:

Have You Ever? is currently on back order.

All back-ordered items will be shipped as soon as they have been re-stocked. 

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NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package
NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package

NEW! The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package

This spectacular bundle of WorryWoos and Wonderful Me material is designed to help kids cultivate a positive outlook on themselves and the world!

The Ultimate WorryWoos and Wonderful Me Wellbeing Package Includes:

Training & Development Resources:

  • Developing Emotional Intelligence Curriculum Book 
  • Helping Young Worriers Beat the WorryBug Handbook
  • Helping Young Children Handle Frustration and Anger Handbook
  • Set of Seven WorryWoo Posters (One poster per character)
  • WorryWoo Sticker Set Pack of 160

WorryWoos Hardcover Books and Plush Sets:

  • Nola Plush and The Lonely Little Monster Hardcover Book 
  • Rue Plush - The Nose that Didn’t Fit  Hardcover Book 
  • Squeek Plush - The Monster in the Bubble  Hardcover Book 
  • Fuddle Plush - The Monster who Couldn't Decide  Hardcover Book 
  • Wince Plush - Don’t Feed the Worry Bug  Hardcover Book 
  • Twitch Plush - The Very Frustrated Monster  Hardcover Book 
  • Zelly Plush - The Monster Who Wanted It All Hardcover Book 
  • WorryBug Plush 

Also included with this Package is online access to the Educator's Portal. 

Wonderful Me Books: 

  • Be Someone Hardcover Book 
  • Have You Ever? Hardcover Book
  • The Truth About You Hardcover Book
  • You Were once the Size of a Plum Hardcover Book
  • The Hug Softcover Book

Wonderful Me Resources:

  • The Hug Emotion Magnets
  • Big Hug 
  • Wonderful Me PDF Lesson Guide 

PLEASE NOTE:

Several items in this kit are currently on back order. These include:

  • Squeek plush and book, "Monster in the Bubble"
  • Zelly Plush
  • Have You Ever? Hardcover Book
  • Dr John Handbooks, Helping Young Worriers Beat the WorryBug and Helping Young Children Manage Frustration & Anger

All back-ordered items will be shipped as soon as they have been re-stocked. 

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Step 3: WorryWoo’s

Once you feel confident with the foundational stage of learning with your child, you are ready to move on to the next step: building their emotional intelligence. For this, we recommend our WorryWoos range, a fantastic tool designed to improve EQ.

The WorryWoos range covers a variety of common emotions that our children will encounter in their lives, presented in a fun and easy-to-understand way. We suggest introducing one emotion at a time, allowing your child to take the time to understand and digest each emotion fully.

Each of the WorryWoos is available individually, or you can opt for the Home Set - specifically created for use in the home environment.

To maximise the benefits of these powerful resources, we encourage our customers to keep their WorryWoos and Wonderful Me books visible and accessible to their children at all times. This way, children can access them whenever needed.

Step 4: Identify Key Issues/Problem Areas

As you explore the WorryWoos range and unpack each unique emotion/feeling, you may identify a key emotion or area that your child struggles with. Or maybe you started this journey due to a specific concern. Regardless, it's highly likely that the WorryWoo range addresses emotions your child may be experiencing. For help with navigating your childs emotions, please refer to our emotions support guide below:

Download Guide

If there is a particular emotion/feeling your child is struggling with, focus on it. By this stage in your journey, you will have already taught your child a fair bit about their emotions, meaning they should now have the skills to work through big emotions.

If you find yourself focusing on one emotion, we recommend having a look at our corresponding plushies or our additional resources and activities that can serve as secondary tools to our WorryWoos range.

Step 5: Be a role model

Children are like sponges, soaking up everything that happens around them. As parents and carers, it falls on us to demonstrate healthy emotional behaviour as a model for them. The best part of our program is that by actively participating and utilising our resources, you are already displaying excellent behaviour to your little ones. Keep up the effort to educate, listen, and validate your child throughout their emotional journey.

At Wonderful Me, We believe every child deserves to be given the best opportunity to develop a healthy and strong EQ. We know that it is EQ, not IQ that becomes the determining factor to our success in life as adults. But we also know that it is hard for busy parents and carers to teach this on their own.

Click below to explore how Wonderful Me can help you and your child discover the secrets to a healthy relationship with their emotions, themselves and each other. Let’s work together to create a world where every child feels empowered and confident in who they are.