Some journal prompts after reading “Worry Says What?”:
Help your students in worry group personify their worries by making a worry monster with watercolors and a deep breathing exercise! Students will learn two helpful strategies to manage worries in small group counseling or individual counseling.
by Julia Cook
The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. For those worries that are not in anyone’s control (i.e. the weather) a worry hat is introduced.
by Virginia Ironside
Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her – in a big blue bag. They are with her all the time – at school, at home, when she is watching TV and even in the bathroom! Jenny decides they have to go, but who will help her get rid of them?
by Elizabeth Verdick
The book assures children that lots of kids – and grown-ups – feel worried, and that they can learn to make their worries “smaller and smaller and smaller.” Talking about worries, moving around, keeping hands busy, breathing deeply, getting a big hug, and thinking good thoughts are all ways for children to cope with worries.
by Todd Parr
A book about things that might make kids worry–from loud news, to loud neighbors, or a big day at school.