Anxiety can strike even the youngest among us, and it’s never too early to learn coping strategies. So ISPCC and acclaimed author Katie O’Donoghue are collaborating to present ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’, a free workshop for primary-school teachers and their students on September 26.
The one-hour webinar is aimed at children aged between five and eight years of age. ISPCC parenting leads, Siobhan Harvey and Niamh Clarke, will be joined by Katie O’Donoghue, an author, illustrator and art psychotherapist.
The webinar is based on Katie’s debut book ‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’, the tale of a woodland creature who hasn’t left his nest since last autumn. He needs to gather nuts for the long winter to come but he’s too worried to leave his cosy home.
This well-being workshop combines creative therapeutic activities and storytelling. All that is needed to participate in the webinar are the following:
• Colouring templates, provided by ISPCC
• Sheets of blank paper
• Colouring pens/crayons/markers
• An envelope for each participating child
• Parent information guidance sheet on worry time, provided by ISPCC
This is the latest collaboration between ISPCC and Katie after a successful webinar series earlier this year, which focussed on strengthening resilience and coping with anxiety.
We at ISPCC know what is worrying children and young people in Ireland; we know what is on their minds and we know how to support them.
Participants who register by clicking here will also be in with a chance to win a signed copy of Katie’s latest book The Little Otter Who Tried, which aims to teach children valuable lessons about self-care, resilience and the best ways of asking for help.
Webinar details are:
Tuesday, September 26, 11.30am to 12.30pm