This book sure has come in handy in our household lately! What a great way to normalize emotions such as sadness and anger, talk about triggers, and help kids recover from meltdowns. It occurred to me, as I read the original story by Vail/Heo to my own kids and substituted their names (as well as “mommy” and “daddy”) and corresponding triggers/typical displays of emotion, that it might be really helpful for each of us to write our own version of “Sometimes I’m Bombaloo”. Thus, this product was born!
The personalized version is versatile enough to be used by kids of all ages, but is especially well-suited for preschool – 3rd grade students. Guidance counselors, homeschool families, teachers and parents will all find this a useful tool in their work with kids.