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What color do you feel?

Connect caregivers with children by sharing their experiences, help to understand the underlying truths and foster the emotional exchange

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Once upon a time four friends and an old wise woman were sitting in a circle. You may know all of them – come, join the circle and find out, how we can become friends. 

[Medium: A moving wheel, which can be easily turned by the little fingers]

I am sad Sage. Do you see the shape of my brows, eyelids and mouth? I usually look down and my world is dull blue, no lights are shining. Touch my cheeks, are they wet? Then tears are rolling down my face. Can you help me cheer up and give me a warming hug.

[Medium: A button which plays 15 sec. Vivaldi Four Seasons "Autumn" and an animated face which can change from sad to happy]

I am joyful Jay. Look at my big smile like a bright and shining yellow sun, because I am having a lot of fun. How about you? Can you cheer up and put a smile on your face? Good job! 

[Medium: A Button which plays https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Ram_Sam_Sam]

I am fearful Francis. Do you see my big round eyes and widened lips? Sometimes I can`t breathe, my body is shaking and I only see grey. How can I change? „Yes right, I press pause; I am strong.“ Try it. You will be surprised.

[Medium: Stickers of different monsters to eat the fear or cross the fear.]

I am angry Aang. Eyebrows pulled down, lips tightened. I feel a strong urge to bite my teeth together. A red fire-breathing dragon wakes up inside me. What can I do? „Yes right, I press Stop!“. Take a deep breath and… I look for the power inside me to speak up silently. 

[Medium: A fluid which changes color or temperature increase when you touch it]

Wise Woman: „Own your feelings, let them be there and deepen your connections. And for sure know - they will knock, knock and fly.“ 

Describe the intended vision for your early childhood book manuscript in 1-2 sentences

Our vision is to let human express their emotions effectively and able to connect with people strongly as we know that most people don`t express their emotions because they don`t know how to do it.

Share your suggested book title

What color do you feel?

PLEASE USE THE VERSION OF THIS QUESTION AT THE TOP OF THE SUBMISSION FORM: Share a draft of your manuscript (250 word limit, not including title).

Once upon a time four friends and an old wise woman were sitting in a circle. You may know all of them – come, join the circle and find out, how we can become friends.  I am sad Sage. Do you see the shape of my brows, eyelids and mouth? I usually look down and my world is dull blue, no lights are shining. Touch my cheeks, are they wet? Then tears are rolling down my face. Can you help me cheer up and give me a warming hug? I am joyful Jay. Look at my big smile like a bright and shining yellow sun, because I am having a lot of fun. How about you? Can you cheer up and put a smile on your face? Good job!  I am fearful Francis. Do you see my big round eyes and widened lips? Sometimes I can`t breathe, my body is shaking and I only see grey. How can I change? „Yes right, I press pause; I am strong.“ Try it. You will be surprised. I am angry Aang. Eyebrows pulled down, lips tightened. I feel a strong urge to bite my teeth together. A red fire-breathing dragon wakes up inside me. What can I do? „Yes right, I press Stop!“. Take a deep breath and… I look for the power inside me to speak up silently.  Wise Woman: „Own your feelings, let them be there and deepen your connections. And for sure know - they will knock, knock and fly.“ 

How has this book been informed by early childhood language development research and evidence? (response minimum 250 Characters)

- Using Tier 1 and Tier 2 vocabulary - Choosing gender-neutral names from different origins: White American, African American, Latino Hispanic and Asian - Talking via asking questions about colors, feelings, sensations etc. fosters the exchange of ideas, perceptions. (Netflix Video "The Beginning of life ) - When feelings are acknowledged and expressed appropriately, they foster personal, interpersonal and operational health. Thus caregivers have the opportunity to meet the needs, wants and desires of their offspring. We need to find ways in which we can use the powerful information contained in emotions without taking them taking us over. An individual needs his emotions balanced and aligned to act skillfully. (Conscious Busines: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofmann)

Please describe any familiarity you may have with Philadelphia and its residents? (optional question)

Multilingual family

Location: Country

Switzerland / Germany

Location: State or Department

BERN / HAMBURG

Location: City

Thun / Hamburg

Website URL (optional question)

https://timmiswelt.de/ https://www.facebook.com/MaviKelebekBlueButterfly/

Tell us more about you / your team

We are a multilingual family experiencing 3 different cultural backgrounds at the same time. Our baby girls is in touch with four different languages (Turkish, German, English, Swiss German). Katja (the aunt) is a coach and trainer for parents and children. We honour the inherent value of every individual's unique story, experience, and perspective. We believe that through inclusion and cooperation human can reach the stars.

Multiple Choice - Have you been previously published (online, self-published, and print included)?

  • Yes

If yes, please list titles and publications.

Self Published: Timmi und der Wettstreit, Katja Wagener

Do you have an agent?

  • No

How did you hear about the Challenge? (optional question)

  • OpenIDEO announcement email

What best describes you? (optional question)

  • I am/we are creatives, writers, or artists

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Nice effort but too much is taken from the story because of all the bracketed words you have. let the illustrations section deal with that. 

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