For a little girl, the bigger people in her life seem a little bit scary when they crank their music up or ask for a hall pass in a stern way. But imagining those scary people dancing or playing piano alleviates her fear. For the shrinking violets of the world, Emily Jenkins has written an imaginative tale detailing one way to overcome social anxiety. Alexandra Boiger captures a range of emotions in The Little Bit Scary People.
Make a list of scary things with your students, and then take the time to go through them one by one, and imagine a situation where those things aren’t quite so scary after all.