Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr {Mental Wellness}

soon as I read, The Don't Worry Book by Todd Parr I wanted to somehow find funding to put this book in the hands of every classroom and home.  We all worry and Todd validates that on the first page and then defines worry on the next.  

He then shares examples of when we could worry with his trademark bright colorful illustrations. His worry examples cover all ages; from when you are trying to sleep, use the bathroom or have too many things to do.  I love the two pages where he address technology usage; "when watching TV or from looking at screens too much."  

The second half of the book shares ways to help overcome your worries; talking to someone special, dancing, and why not put a pair of underwear on your head.  Young readers just burst out with giggles.

Another suggestion is to make a list and remember the things that make you strong.  A perfect invitation to use our writer's notebooks. He closes his story with an image of different people.  The people who love you and will take care of you.  We all need to remember we have others to reach out to for help.

My bibliotherapy moment - 

"Or thinking about all the things that make you strong."

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