Oh, I have one for you
so my DD wa just like that and before I got to what I say in sec..
I used to tell her stories about flies wheneve she had her
fly panic attacks that a fly is a creature just like humans but tinny..
it has babies somwhere else waiting for mama and dada to come home
so they just go and shop for food in the fly stores and they are on the
way home.. and if they get lost on the way and fly into a house
they are upset more then we are because they want to go home
to babies back with foodie.. and they even ask us to let them out
in tinny voices "help me help me" where should I go.. which way is my
but we can't hear them really beause their voices are so tinny..
and this is why you see sometime a tired upset fly flying around
that does not want to hurt you as they never hurt anyone
as they are very funny and friendly guys in general but
they just are tired and lost.. and even if they sit on you
it is just to rest as they feel safe knowing you are good
person and would not hurt them as they are afraid of bad people ..
because they need to go back home safely to their babies
that waiting home for them..
that always did the trick to create emphaty for the fly and
take the momentum of the fear. the kids don't really
undersand the bugs and so they make mental models
and do not know what to expect so the fear is self propelling..
puting the person into a fly really helps them to ralize the
fly problems and see the fly prespective.
okay and now the hit of the fly season!:
prepare to be amazed
I found in the library a book called: diary of a fly.
so funny.. it shows a little boy fly day by day and his thoughts..http://www.amazon.com/Diary-Fly-Dore.../dp/0060001569
and there is also DVD with the same tittle.
You don't have to buy it, go to the library and if they don't have it in stock
they might be able to order it from different libraries.. for free.
it is so coool.
I jsut hope you will find this thread.
the book tremendously helped my dd not to be afraid of the flies
at 3.5 years old.
and she used to be afraid of spiders eather but I created a fairy tale about
spider and named him Johny the spider and he has lots of kid like adventures so it also made her not to be afraid of the spiders..
aside form that kdis need to be afraid of something, it is brain thing.
so if not this then they will find the other thign to cling to their fears..
obviously you don't show your kid monster or robot movies because he would embrace those to be afraid of and have nightmares
fly is favorite subject to be afaaid of for smart and happy kids ;-)
they just dont' know any worse :-) lucky them.