Age range: Preschool through 2nd grade.
Recommended for: Ideal for introverted kids who enjoy staying home and relaxing (nothing wrong with that!) but who feel anxious when they’re expected to try new things or interact with other kids. Hector has a lot of worries that cause him to tell his friends that he’s “too busy” to hang out (in reality he’s going to take a nap or read a good book), but he ultimately realizes he’s missing out on fun things and braves his worries to join his friends. Good introduction to the techniques of exposure and visualization.
Evidence-Based Practices: Exposure, Visualization