The purpose of this kit is to provide you with a starting off place to discuss worries and fears with young children. It includes 2 books, a felt dragon puppet, and 8 different “calming tools” (10 in total) for your calm and connected “toolbox”. A child feeling anxious or worried may benefit from the calming, predictable, and rhythmical motor movements associated with one or more of the items. Focusing on a fidget or comfort toy can also help to re-direct anxious thoughts. Keep in mind, your attentive presence is the most important “tool” in the toolbox.
- Softcover Book: Ruby Finds a Worry
- Board Book: There’s A Dragon in Your Book
- Felt Dragon Puppet
- Marble Mazes (2)
- Weighted Pouches (2)
- Comfort Doll
- Sensory Bottle
- Crocheted Curlicue
- Mini Pot of Playdough
- Push Pop Fidget
- Digital e-book “Anxiety: A Resource Guide for Home Child Care”
All items require close supervision. Check items regularly for normal wear and/or damage which could result in possible choking hazards. Do not leave children unattended with kit items.
This kit has been subsidized with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation through a grant for our current initiative “Supporting Mental Wellness in Home Child Care”.