Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks | AD
A wonderful tale of a little hamster who helps the children in his class and helps to reduce their worries. It encourages our children to talk with us and is a wonderful way to start a conversation.
Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks is the magical school hamster that recognises that the children are carrying the weight of their worries in their school bags. Aimed at 5-8-year olds, it follows three children who have every day worries. These are worries that many other children may recognise in themselves and Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks provides a platform for the adults explore their troubles with them.
I found this to be an amazing book to use to help start the conversation with Darcie about anything that me be concerning her.
As the story progresses the children’s school bags grow as their worries do too. However, there is hope as Pouch recognises their disquiet and helps. He talks through their troubles with them, and by doing so his hamster cheeks start to grow and the children school bags shrink.
Not only does this story allow us to open up a conversation about our personal worries, but Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks comes with a series of activities centred around the story.
My favourite are the questions which ask what would be in our school bag of worries? What would we talk to Pouch about? And asking the simple question of what colour would our worry clouds be?
Now – months on – we use Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks on a regular basis. We still ask the question as to what colour we feel at a particular moment and have great conversations about what colour different emotions would be.
For me, any book which can make our children aware of their emotions and to keep them talking to us is nothing but a good thing.
You can purchase Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks from their Facebook page.
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DISCLOSURE: we received a copy of this book for the purposes of this review. However – as always – all thoughts and opinions remain our own.
Jenny McClinton says
My colour would be like a rainbow as my emotions are all over the place at the moment, i would go from red to blue and many other colours throughout the day. This book sounds really good and would be great to be able to read to my daughter as she struggles to tell me how she is feeling.
MARK HOPKINS says
My colour would be green.
Ruth Harwood says
A lovely shade of purple – happy and sparkling!
Sadiyya Maryam says
Definitely dark blue as my daughter’ asthma is really bad so tired and worried.
Michelle Smith says
Gold as I’m feeling happy and sparkly today
Angela treadway says
my shade today would be pink-happy x
Iain maciver says
blue as not too well
Joanne Ahmed says
Grey, the weather has dampened my mood – I’m also pregnant & knackered haha
Margaret Gallagher says
BLUE ! hope to be gold soon
Peter Watson says
Light green today.
Susan B says
Blue for me today because I am rather cold.
Sally Collingwood says
Pale blue, happy but quite chesty!
jo liddement says
A happy shade of pink as i am on holiday this week
Rich Tyler says
Grey, very “meh” day
Angela Sharp says
Pink, like pink smiley cheeks
claire woods says
Jodie Green says
Pink smiley and happy today
Amy Bondoc says
pink veryy happy today!~
Katrina Adams says
I think they would be orange – sunny and optimistic, with hints of positivity ;P
michelle o'neill says
Ray Becker says
Yellow bright & sunny
REBECCA TOWNSEND says
Red, feeling a bit stressed & on the edge today, but also a bit festive too!
Sheri Darby says
Pink today, a relaxed, chilled day
Emma England says
This is such a brilliant idea for a book. It’s a great way to get kids talking about emotions. I think I would be yellow today as I’m feeling positive and I’ve had a great day.
Adrian Bold says
Blue – it’s been a rough day! Thanks for the competition.
ellie spider says
yellow feeling calm and happy
Cathryn Crawshaw says
purple for my today
very much a dark blue as I had a very unsettling incident a couple of dyas ago and I’ve not yet recovered
Samantha M says
I think mine would be yellow.. I feel quite relaxed and happy.
paula cheadle says
Dark blue, has I have a headache
Mrs Rachael Sexey says
Yellow as I feel bright and cheerful
Rachel Craig says
Peach :- Pale Orange. As quite mellow, was at church event :- Local choir performance. Donations for local Food Bank.
A.E. ADKINS says
Grey, like the weather today
Blue.. Holiday blues
Tee Simpson says
I think purple.