Evidence-based social and emotional learning with the WorryWoos

Wonderful Me would like to thank Natalie MacDonald and her wonderful team at Erina Heights Public School, along with Dr John Irvine, for sharing their journey with the WorryWoo's DEIP so far. Their commitment to the program speaks for itself and it was an honour to hear their invaluable insights.

About the Developing Emotional Intelligence Program (DEIP)

The WorryWoo Monsters are here to help!
The objective of the WorryWoo Developing Emotional Intelligence Program is to introduce and extend on social and emotional learning as an essential part of a school's curriculum in order to:

Build empathy
Create positive emotional understanding
Improve emotional intelligence
Develop a healthy social environment

The program goals will be accomplished by including lesson plans based around emotions, relationships and social-emotional skills. These will be adapted to language arts, visual arts and performing arts in the classroom in conjunction with core standards.

The WorryWoo DEIP is based on several pedagogical philosophies adapted from Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence and the five CASEL competencies. Together they form the foundation for an engaging curriculum which subtly encompasses a UDL approach. Lesson plans are presented in an inviting, stage appropriate manner relating themes in Literacy and the Arts with activities that place attention on developing critical thinking skills.

The WorryWoo line includes:

WorryWoo Plush and Book Sets:

In this first of a kind series, written and illustrated by Andi Green, emotions themselves are turned into lovable quirky characters that embark on delightful journeys of self-awareness.
Created to promote social emotional learning, each WorryWoo adventure concludes with an upbeat message of “Hey, it’s OK” and presents the perfect opportunity to openly discuss topics that don’t have easy answers. Adorable matching plush are an optional addition to reinforce the idea that feelings aren’t scary and it is possible to embrace your emotions and find your inner “Woo.”

Nola, The Monster of Loneliness Plush and The Lonely Little Monster hardcover book
Rue, The Monster of Insecurity and The Nose That Didn't Fit hardcover book
Squeek, The Monster of Innocence and The Monster In The Bubble hardcover book
Fuddle, The Monster of Confusion and The Monster Who Couldn't Decide hardcover book
Wince, The Monster of Worry and Don't Feed The WorryBug hardcover book
Twitch, The Monster of Frustration and The Very Frustrated Monster hardcover book
Zelly, The Monster of Envy and The Monster Who Wanted it All hardcover book

WorryWoo Parent and Educator Resources

Developing Emotional Intelligence Curriculum Book
Helping Young Worriers Beat the Worrybug Handbook
Helping Young Children Handle Frustration and Anger Handbook
Bulletin Board Poster Pack: Seven Posters


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Click here to download a sample WorryWoo Lesson Plan: Week 1 Worried Wince

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Click here to download the WorryWoo Embrace Your Emotions Overview

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Click here to download the WorryWoo Anxiety Checklist

Email hello@wonderfulme.com.au for more information