The Worrysaurus - Week beginning 8th February
It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic. But it isn't long before a small butterfly of WORRY starts fluttering in his tummy....What if he hasn't brought enough to EAT? What if he gets LOST in the jungle? What if he trips and FALLS? What if it RAINS?!
This is the perfect book to help every anxious little Worrysaurus let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment. Have a listen to the story below (read by Mrs Batten!) and than maybe you could have a go at making a happy tin or box!
You could make a happy box
In the story the dinosaur is a natural worrier, it is not long before the overthinking gets out of control and a suggestion from a similarly nervous lizard feeds his anxieties. But Worrysaurus has a very helpful strategy in place and he remembers his mother’s advice. He has a tin of precious things in his bag and, going through them one by one, they give him the strength to set the butterfly of worry free. Even tiny children know all about the feeling of butterflies in the tummy so this is universally relatable.
You could make a special box with your child and put items in it that make them happy. You could write with your child, a list of why they make you proud to go in the box.
First find a box, any box and decorate it with paper, paint, sparkles, favourite characters, anything your child likes.
Then fill it with their precious things and if they are ever feeling anxious or worried open it and the items should make them feel better.