I am always thrilled when I come across new tools that I can add to my ‘Managing Anxiety’ tool box.
Linda Privitelli is an experienced primary educator who also happens to understand how daunting and frightening anxiety can be. Being an anxiety sufferer herself, she set out to create something that can comfort children when they feel the dreaded symptoms of anxiety.
little wuppy® is a gorgeous dachshund and comes in three designs (you can see them HERE). For children who enjoy sensory sensations, the back of the sausage dog is very soft and fluffy, and it has the special feature of a red embroided heart. When this heart is placed against a child’s heart, they can feel comfort in knowing they are not alone with their worries.
The clever packaging design along with special stickers, the cardboard box can be turned into a little house for the little wuppy®. To top it off, it comes with an adoption certificate. Giving a soft toy a name also gives it a personality.
My five year old son, immediately fell in love with his little wuppy®. He promptly created his house using all of the stickers (we added some fabric to make a pillow and blanket for him) and proudly called him ‘FLOWER’, his adoption certificate safely stored in our filing cabinet!
Flower sleeps at the end of my son’s bed, and has already been on an overnight sleepover at Grandma’s house.
Although my son is quiet aware of worry thoughts and ways to help him wade through them to decide which ones are real or not, he easily transferred his externalisation of worries to the little wuppy®. I think this will be a great alternative to using the Worry Box. It is wonderful to try new things, change it up a bit to help keep those worry thoughts away.
THIS IS NOW CLOSED – Winner has been notified!
You have a chance to win your own little wuppy® and a copy of ONE of my children’s books!
YES – you can choose your preferred design of little wuppy® and a choice of ‘Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!’, ‘Happythoughts are Everywhere’ or ‘Actually, I Can’.
This combined giveaway is open to Australian residents only and will close 8pm Friday 27th May 2016 (Melbourne time). This is a skill based giveaway, the winner will be chosen on the answer they provide. (Detailed Terms & Conditions below)
To enter this giveaway, simply write in the comments below which little wuppy® you would choose, and which children’s book you would choose and why you would like them for your little worrier.
You can purchase your own little wuppy® HERE
Terms & Conditions of entry
– entrants must be 18 years of age or older
– entrants may only be Australian residents
– residents from the ACT are excluded due to state/territory gaming laws
– one entry per household
– no purchase necessary to enter or win – a purchase does not improve your chances of winning – void where prohibited by law
– the giveaway will start at 6.30am AEST on Friday 20th May and will end at 8pm AEST Friday 27th May 2016
– there will be one (1) winner who will receive receive ONE little wuppy® pack of their choice (chevron or striped or spotted + regular post) + ONE of my books (‘Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!’, ‘Happythoughts are Everywhere’ or ‘Actually, I Can’) + regular post.
I was given a little wuppy® in order to review it here on my blog. All photos, thoughts and honest opinions of little wuppy® are true and my own. This was not a paid advertisement.