Lessons of a LAC Teacher Pack - Whole SHA-BANG!
TEACHER Pack - Whole SHA-BANG!
The ENTIRE Lessons of a LAC pack! Gives the children in your care a FUN, UNIQUE way to understand and manage worry and anxiety.
The LOPPY and CURLY way!
You will get:
Digital access to our SCHOOL SESSION
The ENTIRE 5 book series
35cm Loppy PLUSHY
35cm Curly PLUSHY
Set of Loppy and Curly FINGER PUPPETS that complement all books
Set of 12 COURAGE CARDS in a DRAWSTRING POUCH
Customised set of 18 anxiety symptom MAGNETS
Lessons of a LAC 6 inch THUMBALL (sample only photo attached)
USB with an entire LESSON UNIT for Lessons of a LAC
Brochure that explains the contents
PLUS little extras!
EVERYTHING you will need to support children with their worries the Loppy and Curly way!
The download consists of an introduction video followed by 6 videos providing all the information and strategies to help deal with worries. The videos are presented as bite-sized sessions that can easily be used as discussion points, lesson plans and generally elaborated on. Presented by a Clinical Psychologist and Art Therapist this package is GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY!
the kids in their care.
Appropriate for ENTIRE school use, preschool to year 6. This means that this digital session can be used
for all kids, in all grades and all class sizes! You have the ability to tailor the session to suit your classroom needs.
Digital sessions are presented in bite-sized chucks to make learning and lesson planning easy. A
variety of little learners have been kept in mind with information being presented both auditorily
and visually. Each video is designed to played and expanded on with activities or open discussion.
There are 7 videos in total consisting of an introduction followed by 6 videos.
Video 0: Series Introduction An introduction so the kids know the presenters and what they do. (3:31min)
Video 1: Brain Talk Educates viewers about WHY we feel anxious – because the brain is reacting to Loppy
chatter! Viewers will learn how the brain operates PLUS our ABC way of managing. (9:20min)
Video 2: Story Time A fun interactive reading of Lessons of a LAC with Loppy and Curly. (7:32min)
Video 3: How to Make a Picture Book Educates viewers how a picture book is made. (2:10min)
Video 4: How to Draw Characters Talks about increasing awareness of emotions and body language. Viewers are taught how
to draw feelings! (7:03min)
Video 5: Feelings on the magnetic Board Educates viewers how worry thoughts impact the physical body – again to increase
Video 6: Strategies The ABC strategies. Viewers will learn the strategies Curly teaches Loppy to manage anxiety. (7:52min)
A set of 18 custom made magnets to illustrate the emotions of: happy, sad, anger and
anxious/worries, PLUS the common physical symptoms of anxiety. The magnets are designed to
engage children in a unique way to really understand how our face and body give us clues as to how
we are feeling. Kids LOVE to take their turn in visually creating emotions!
Specifically supports videos 4 and 5
Lessons of a LAC Thumball
A very fun way to reinforce the messages of the whole program. Throw the ball, someone catches it
and looks on which panel their thumb lands. PERFECT for discussing anxiety and worry. PERFECT for
circle and group time. We also use a ball to illustrate when we think certain thoughts over and over
again, we feel their counterpart feelings. Basic instructions are: what we hold onto we feel. Say a
scenario (that is a LOPPY way of thinking), e.g., I don’t want to go to soccer today because I never
score goals. Throw the ball to someone and say: if you held onto this feeling, how would you feel?
Then say: You have a choice. Would you choose to hold onto this thought and feel this way to throw
it away? If they choose to throw the ball away, throw the ball again to them and say another
scenario (that is a CURLY way of thinking), e.g., you never know, today might be the day I get a goal.
If you held onto this feeling, how would you feel? This is a strategy we use with kids from year 3 as a
way to really demonstrate the ‘thought-feeling-behaviour’ link.
Our Loppy and Curly finger puppets were designed from feedback that kids wanted something little
to put in their pocket or bag to remind them of Loppy and Curly. Using the puppets while asking
things like: what is your Loppy saying to you right now? Helps kids to tune into the way they are
thinking that is leading to the symptoms they are feeling in their body. Likewise, when you are
trying to encourage them to come up with a more helpful way of thinking, you can ask: what can you
curly say to help right now? This is an externalising technique. It is easier for children to consider
what an ‘external’ character might say as opposed to trying to tap into their own thinking style
which is a more abstract ability.
Our 35cm Loppy and Curly plushies are the bed buddies of choice for even older children. It has to
do with what Loppy and Curly represent to them – calmness, reassurance, relief from anxiety
feelings. A great use is as the ‘travelling friend’ that many classes offer, but specifically aimed
toward how did Loppy and/or Curly help you with a difficulty while you had him over the weekend?
The plushies can go home with the instructions: notice how Loppy speaks to you this weekend.
Notice what Curly can say to help you to feel better.
A set of 12 cards that reinforce the messages of Loppy and Curly. Can be put in little pockets or bags
to always feel that Loppy and Curly are with your little one, offering their confidence! It is fun to use
these cards to help work through something your little one is worrying about. For example, write
down and talk about the thing they are worrying about, pull out a courage card and apply it to the
worry and see where it leads. Alternatively, pre-select a card that you know would be appropriate
to shift their thoughts to another, more helpful direction. Possibilities are endless really!