With our community faceing new challenges, children may or may not experience worry and stress. They may have many question. Here are some resources that might help.
Worry Says What by Allison Edwards
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook
When my Worries get too Big by Kari Dunn Buron
Daily Schedule for kids while at home
The Worry Box
Using a blank pencil box (or any other small box) add things (or representations of things) that bring you happiness. You can also add notes with calm down strategies: take deep breaths, go for a walk, listen to music, play a game, draw, etc. Your child can use the box when ever they feel worried or stressed, either by using a strategy or looking at their representations of happiness.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding Exercise
Name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and one thing you can taste.
Take it a step futher and describe what your senses are notiicing in detail. Example: Describe the color, texture, sharpe, size, etc.
Activities for Kids at Home