Anxiety, movement and relaxation

Music to aid relaxation

Calm Kids range by Christiane Kerr. These CDs are great. There are a number to choose from including “Bedtime Meditations for Kids”. You can chose the CD which you think your child may like best as some are more aimed at boys and others at girls.

Recommended books

This lovely book helps children recognise their emotions and discuss their feelings.

‘A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger: A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers’ by E. Whitehouse and W. Pudney

Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain. By Daniel J. Siegel .

Fiddle Toys

There are lots of these on the market but here are a couple of options we have tried:

Stretchy Squeese Mouse And Cheese Stress Reliever. We have found these to be very popular with our children.

Fiddle Kit:

Help with sharing worries

We love this “worry eater” where a child writes their worry on a piece of paper and zips it up in the toys mouth.

Schmidt Junior Schnulli Worry Eater Soft Toy

Books to help with loss

Cry Heart, But Never Break. By Glenn Ringtved