Answer by John Lambie, Reader in Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, author of My First Emotions.
First, lightly shake a small bell next to your child, and then do the same with a larger bell.
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Talk about what might happen next. Questions like this will make your child feel that you yourself are making up the story, and will help them to understand it better.