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Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival Ruby's Worry (Read Aloud books for children) | emotions

Please join us for a dramatic read of Ruby Finds a Worry, Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival read by Miss Jill.Great story about feelings and overcoming anxiety an...

Task 1 Watch the story together and discuss any new words such as -discovered, enormous, unexpected, hovering, tumbled, shrink, pretended, explore, rid, noticed, worry

Talk about what Ruby likes to do? Ask your child if they like to do this too? What makes you love being you? Are there things you love doing? Do special people make you happy? Or do special toys make you happy? Is there a special place that makes you feel happy?


Draw a picture of the things that make you happy. This might include people and place that make you feel happy. Label the things you have drawn. Then write sentences about what makes you happy using the sentence starter..... I feel happy when.....


Task 2

Look at the pictures where is the worry in the picture? Can you always see a worry like this? Ask your child if they have ever had a worry? Do they think that everybody’s worries are the same? Do you have to worry about something just because somebody else does?

What type of things make you feel worried? Allow  time to share ideas, ask them if they would like to share the things that make them worried.

What do they think Ruby may have been worried about?

For todays task support your child to write some things that Ruby might feel worried about.




Look at the illustrations in the book. Discuss what we notice about the pictures. Look at the colours, the expressions on Ruby and where the worry is in the picture. Discuss if the worry is big or small?


Show the image of the picture of Ruby and the boy

Ask the children what they can see. Share write some sentences, extended your child vocabulary by trying to think of synonyms for the words big and sad. 

Children to look at the pictures provided and write sentences describing what they can see.

Watch the story again with your child and then talk about what happens in the story.

For todays task sequence the pictures from the story below and write sentences of their own about what is happening in each picture.