Does anyone have great solutions for toddler fears of thunder?
Monkey is TERRIFIED. I don't know where the fear came from. It's never bothered him before this week, and we've had a lot of it.
Our attempts to soothe him:
#1 hugs and assurance
#2 reading the "Bible Book" story about Jesus calming storms
#3 pointing out when the first storm was over and saying thank you to Jesus
#4 more hugs, talking about being safe, running to the van in the storm with 50+ pounds of toddler in my arms
#5 watching the storm, talking about how neat the lightening is and listening to the loud thunder
#6 playing instruments to be louder than the thunder...
So far the instruments have worked best, it distracted him for a little while... then when he was done with instruments he was back to the fear...