Children's Book

Colour Monster

The little colour monster is having a hard time, as his feelings are all jumbled up. He is red, green, yellow, blue and black, all at the same time. It’s making him very confused and he doesn’t know why.

Luckily, help is at hand and the colour monster learns to make sense of his mixed-up emotions by labelling them, which leads to a heart-warming conclusion.

We use this book at nursery as it is so simple for all ages to understand and we are confident it would be a great addition to your child’s book collection!

Why do we use Colour Monster?

Even the youngest children benefit from understanding their own emotions. If they are able to describe how they feel, they are able to learn to regulate those feelings which is such an important aspect of socializing. We use a really simple book which ‘color codes’ basic emotions so that a child knows it’s OK to talk about how they feel. It is a lovely read and our children so benefitted from it we thought we would share all about it with our parents.

We use these wonderful colour flashcards to extend the story and provide extra vocabulary for your child’s language.

There are a few different versions of the Colour Monster, including a pop up one!! But the two below are the ones we use in the rooms at nursery.

The Colour Monster

In this striking book, the reader is invited to join the colour monster on his journey, as he is guided through his emotions one by one, through a series of beautiful collage-effect illustrations, which add depth, energy and intensity.

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The Colour Monster goes to SCHOOL

Colour Monster is back, and this time he's heading off to school! But what exactly is school? A spooky castle filled with terrifying animals? A place in the sky, amongst the rainbows and clouds? From music lessons, to lunchtime, to making new friends, the Colour Monster's first day of school is filled with exciting new adventures.

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Our Colour Monster corners

We have extended the story and facilitated the childrens learning by creating areas in each room. Children learn best through play, so by providing these cosy little nooks of interest, they can absorb the concept of the story, whatever type of learner they are.

Other ways to extend the story

Emotion stones

Painted peg dolls

Coloured sand in sensory bottles

Painted wooden spoons with emotions drawn on

Other feelings books to further explore and understand feelings

“A few of our children are now able to recognise how they are feeling and the face that they make, for example a happy or sad face. They can say they feel ‘blue’ or ‘yellow’ or pick up coloured objects to show what colour they are”

Kate, Toddler Room Leader, Giggles

“I read the Colour Monster book to my grandson. He often gets frustrated and has difficulty expressing how he feels. He loved it! I had to read it many times, as did his Mummy and Daddy. It started conversations about what colour he was feeling and why, “I am yellow, happy!” His Mummy, Daddy and even Grandma are also then able to explain to him what color they are feeling and why? The book has helped the whole family!”

Grandmother of child attending our Charfield setting