Oh no! It's raining!
Oh no! People everywhere!
Oh no! It's getting noisy!
But I count to ten, take a deep breath...and I'm okay.
This rhyming story helps children aged 3-7 face unfamiliar surroundings and experiences and feel less anxious when they are out and about. It offers calming techniques that can help when things don't go to plan, when you get stuck in a crowd, or when you start to feel tired at the end of a long day. Particularly suited to children with special needs and learning differences, including autism, symbols on each page help pre-readers begin to recognise words. With bright illustrations, and accompanying notes, lesson plans and worksheets available to download, this book can be used to help children think about situations they find tricky and better cope with feelings of anxiety.
Adele Devine is a Special Needs teacher at a school for young people with severe learning difficulties and autism. In 2010 she co-founded the multi-award winning SEN Assist autism software with her husband. Quentin Devine is an artist, animator and designer. He lives with Adele and their three children in Surrey, UK.