Spiders! I don’t like them! It doesn’t help that this is mating season and they’re heading indoors for warmth and ambience. Last week in the news I learned that down in the south east of Ireland the false widow spider has been quickly spreading out after a rouge arachnid was inadvertently brought over. A man was bitten while on the sofa with his young child. He went into cardiac arrest and spent some time in the hospital. Luckily his father was there and performed CPR on him. Deep breath now….
It’s in this spirit that I will wear my psychology cap today (that university degree does come in handy now and then), and we’ll try some cognitive behavioural therapy this week to overcome our arachnophobia by emersing ourselves in spider activities….and if that doesn’t work, keep the night light on and the vacuum cleaner nearby!
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For our first session, Fantastic Fun and Learning has spun up a set of over a dozen books about spiders, both fiction and non-fiction, and she’s even thrown in a few spider activities for good measure.
Our second stage of therapy today will be to turn safe, friendly little pumpkins into cute little spiders with the tutorial by Buggy and Buddy. My husband just walked by, stopped and commented on how adorable these little eight-legged creatures were!
You’re doing well! I’m proud of your hard work! Now here’s the thirds step: make this little fuzzy spider ring to sit upon your hand to remind you how far you’ve come in conquering your fear of spiders. This hairy creature was also created by Buggy and Buddy.Hooray!! You’re cured! Or at least I hope you’re not AS scared of spiders as you were a few minutes ago. Keeping with the theme, I thought I’d share our own fun spider-themed early math game with you:
Have a browse through the stacks
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