If your child finds meeting people at nursery, school or family gatherings daunting, help them to overcome their shy feelings with this enchanting tale about the annual Wobbly Bottom Wood Show. Your child can associate with Earnestly Earnest, the snail, who is forever hiding in his shell because he is so shy.
Ollie Owl comes to the rescue as he helps Earnest to visualise all his sad, shy feelings floating away as a little boat carries them into the distance.
Transformed as he feels special and important, Earnest puffs his chest out so much that he may never be able to go back into that shell of his …. but of course he does, as everything always works out well in Wobbly Bottom Wood, but definitely not because he is shy, as he is now filled with pride and self-confidence.
Directions for use: Allow your child to listen to this hypnotic bedtime story when they tucked up in bed, after their normal bedtime routine. It is fine if they fall asleep. We recommend that they listen every night for a minimum of seven nights, and then listen as often as they would like to. For safety reasons, please do not allow you child to listen through headphones. Enjoy!
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I am important
Smiling makes me feel happy
I am very likeable
Others like me
I like me. I work hard and enjoy being playful
I am very safe
I breathe easily
I look at people when they are talking to me
I speak calmly and easily
I enjoy being with others
It’s ok just to be myself
I enjoy listening to others
I enjoy joining in
I am friendly
I am happy and smile a lot
Laughing is fun
I am calm confident and relaxed
It’s easy to be with other people
I have lots of friends
Others like my company
I am polite and helpful
Everyone is important including me
I can do this
Words come easily to me
I like answering questions
People are interested in me
I have a good voice and speak up
I have such good ideas