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Parents: Well being

Lockdown Well Being

 

Whether you’re cut off from people you love, worried about a vulnerable relative or parenting a newborn and home-schooling your older child/children at the same time: everyone is facing their own challenges at the moment.

 

Links below have tips and guidance.

Activities to support Well Being

 

Below are some activities and resources to help support well being of your child

Virginia Ironside | The Huge Bag of Worries

A reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings.The perfect book to soothe worries du...

This activity explores what worries might look like; and how talking about them instead of bottling them up can help us cope.

 

What you will need

Book – The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

Worry bag for you child with an example of a worry that could be put in the bag My Worries Worksheet

 

Method

  • Start by reading the book to your child and then discuss it: 
  • What happens if we don’t listen to our feelings, using an example of worries or anger?
  • Identify what and who helped Jenny in the story.
  • Talk about how it is better if we tell someone about our worries rather than bottling them up.
  • Reassure pupils that although some feelings are really ‘big’, uncomfortable, difficult or unpleasant; there is no such thing as a bad feeling. They all ‘tell us’ something and need to be listened to.
  • Next introduce a worry bag.

 

 Explain that if you are upset or worried about someone or something you can write or draw it on a piece of paper and put it in the worry bag.

 

Close your eyes and think about your worries.  

  • What do they look like? 
  • What do they sound like? What do they feel like? 

 

The little girl in the book had worries that looked like little monsters. 

Draw a picture of your worries below or write any words to describe your worries.

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For more help and ideas please check out other parts of Whitfield Aspen Primary School's Website

Schools Wellbeing page

Zebra and Giraffe class page

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