The Shy Cloud

A story about shyness in children age 3 to 5

In this story a young cloud feels shy, he has performance anxiety when trying to make rain for the first time. But even though it is hard at first, the cloud produces a couple of raindrops. And then something beautiful happens...! This story shows children that trying out new things can be scary at first, but also fun and rewarding, and that practicing pays of!

Themes:

  • Feeling shy and afraid to express yourself
  • Practicing helps us to feel more comfortable
  • More people are shy or insecure than we think
  • Expressing yourself can be fun

Description

The main theme of this story is about overcoming shyness in children. In this story a young cloud and sun are the main characters. They look up to their parents, and want to shine and rain just like them, but something is holding them back. They feel shy and a bit anxious to show themselves. Because trying something new, means you can fail. It makes them feel exposed. But even though it is hard at first, they try it anyway. And then something beautiful happens...

This story is designed for young children, age 3-5, who feel shy, have difficulty expressing themselves or experience performance anxiety. It shows them that trying out new things can be scary at first, but also fun and rewarding.

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Cloud Feelings

Shyness in Children

Cloud Coloring Page

Shyness in Children

Sun Coloring Page

Shyness in Children

Feelings Worksheet

Shyness in Children

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