This charming board book is the perfect addition your service’s reading corner, especially as we celebrate World Laughter Day this month of May.

  • Title: Happiness Is a Rainbow (Books of Kindness)
  • Written by: Patricia Hegarty
  • Age group: Ages 2 to 5 years old
  • Links to EYLF and MTOP

Designed for children aged 2 to 5 years old, this book is not only a journey through colours but also an exploration of emotions.

As educators, we understand the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning into our curriculum. “Happiness Is a Rainbow” provides an engaging and interactive way for young children to learn about colours while also learning to find joy in the simplest moments of life.

Each colour is beautifully illustrated in this easy board book of first colours and accompanied by simple, yet creative descriptions that will resonate with children.

  • Blue is the colour of the sky and the sea, just like a bird, we feel happy and free.
  • Yellow is the colour of a bright shining sun. It makes us feel happy, it makes our lives fun.
  • Red is the colour of a beautiful rose. The colour of love, which blossoms and grows.
  • Green is the colour of leaves in the spring. It makes us content, it makes our hearts sing!”

More than teaching children about colours, “Happiness in a rainbow” also instils important lessons about gratitude, happiness and mindfulness. It aligns perfectly with the principles of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the My Time, Our Place framework (MTOP), providing opportunities for children to explore their emotions and develop their social skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Learn the colours while learning to find joy in the simplest moments with this irresistibly illustrated board book that’s perfect all year round!