The Big Worry Day
The Big Worry Day is a heartwarming social-emotional story that follows a young girl and her dog, Bea. The connection between these two characters is apparent from the very first page. Adults can encourage young readers to identify the characters’ emotions for a more comprehensive understanding of emotions; the girl explains that Bea is worried about several things but is projecting her feelings onto her canine friend. By speaking for her dog instead of herself, the girl is able to identify these feelings without fear of being judged.
Another way to inspire empathetic responses and connect with the reader is to look over the author’s note at the end of the book. The author, K.A. Reynolds, explains her personal struggle with anxiety and provides more in-depth examples of how to use coping skills with children. The story provides several age-appropriate calming strategies for children who have difficulty regulating their emotions. This beautifully illustrated and carefully written book is perfect for children ages four to eight, especially those struggling with worries and fears.
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