This ultimate WorryWoo set for parents and carers includes:
Nola Plush and The Lonely Little Monster Book
Nola, the cuddly green Monster of Loneliness lives in a world of sunny skies and beautiful landscapes but she’s missing one thing… a friend. Her wide-eyed stare and squooshy tummy make her an ideal candidate for hugs and kisses. She also sports a standard WorryWoo belly button made for tickles! She would love to be your best friend!
Emotion Focus: Loneliness, Rejection
Fuddle Plush and The Monster Who Couldn't Decide Book
Fuddle, the flighty Monster of Confusion can never make up her mind. It’s as though you can see her thinking aloud; Do...Don’t... Up... Down ...Yes…No. She’s so confused about making decisions. All she needs is a pat on the back and a few positive words. Wouldn’t you like to whisper in her ear “Go for it"?
Emotion Focus: Self-confidence/ Assertion, Bullying
Rue Plush and The Nose That Didn't Fit Book
Rue the irresistible Monster of Insecurity hides behind flowers because he thinks he is different. He doesn’t realise that his unusual features make him interesting. He thinks that his nose just doesn't "fit" with his shaggy hair, cheese curl ears and fluffy wings. How silly! What he needs is a little encouragement. Won't you tell him he is perfect just the way he is?
Emotion Focus: Body image, Self esteem
Twitch Plush and The Very Frustrated Monster Book
Twitch the adorable curly horned monster always lets frustration get the better of him. He tries hard to do everything right, but when something doesn’t go his way he stomps, yells and quickly gives up! If only Twitch could see that giving up is not the answer. Maybe you can offer Twitch some positive ways to deal with his frustration.
Emotion Focus: Frustration, Anger
Zelly Plush and The Monster Who Wanted It All Book
Zelly, the Monster of Envy is never happy with what he has. He becomes so focused on what others have that he doesn’t notice what is right in front of him: good friends, lots of love and tons of attention. What Zelly needs is someone to teach him the ABC s of appreciation. You can begin by explaining how caring and sharing are related. Then introduce Zelly to someone you care for and share his story with them!
Emotion Focus: Jealousy, Envy, Greed, Bullying
Squeek Plush and The Monster In The Bubble Book
Squeek, the Monster of Innocence is a cotton candy pink little guy who lives in a bubble! As you can see by the look on his face, he’s shy and needs you to introduce him to the world. Just hold him in your arms and describe everything to him. You can be his teacher and show him all the fun things that are special in your life. Oh, and don’t forget, he’s the pip- “squeek” of the bunch so be gentle!
Emotion Focus: Social Confidence, Shyness
Wince Plush and Don't Feed The WorryBug Book
Wince, The Monster of Worry can’t stop worrying! His worries are with him wherever he goes. If you have ever worried about anything, then maybe you can help. His big floppy ears are waiting for someone to share their feelings. Are you up to the job? No experience needed just a willingness to encourage Wince with lots of hugs!
Emotion Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Worry
There seems to be more worry & anxiety among our children than ever before, and as this emotion increases we need to be able to support our children in understanding and combatting this very real emotion. If you have a child who is a big worrier, then you will understand how debilitating worry and anxiety can be for them. The WorryBug is one of the main characters in the book Don't Feed the WorryBug and he is a reminder to children to do their best not to worry!
Worries are this little bugs favourite treat. And the more you worry… the more it will eat! The book and plush work together to encourage children not to feed the WorryBug!
Emotion Focus: Anxiety, Depression, Worry
Helping Young Worriers Beat The WorryBug and Helping Young Children Manage Frustration Handbooks
Have you watched your child/children suffer through high levels of frustration, anger and anxiety? You are not alone!
These emotions are real, demanding and can be quite concerning for parents and carers. Experiencing such big emotions is hard for our children too! Knowing how difficult in can be to navigate these emotions with our children, child psychologist Dr John Irvine has written two practical and fun-filled guides of therapeutic ideas and activities for parents and educators to help children manager frustration, anger and worry.
These go-to guides are for anyone who is interested in helping kids thrive emotionally. Written by renowned Australian Child-psychologist, Dr. John Irvine in a collaborative venture with Andi Green, the creator of the WorryWoo Monsters, these handbooks acknowledges the growing problem of anxiety, worry, frustration & anger in kids everywhere, which calls for immediate and timely attention.
Dr. John has tackled these issue by presenting sensible advice for parents, educators and other caretakers. It includes background info, assessment guides to help determine the problem, as well as fun-filled activities to deal with the worry & frustration that kids encounter in today's society. Useful suggestions combined with a touch of the whimsical drawings serve to keep the adults as well as children, engaged in meaningful dialogue.