This book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies. It aims to help children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun. This book is a useful companion in the present, and will become an invaluable keepsake in the years to come.
This beautifully illustrated book offers a structure and an outlet for the many difficult feelings which inevitably follow when someone dies. It aims to help young children make sense of their experience by reflecting on the different aspects of their grief, whilst finding a balance between remembering and having fun.
Every year, thousands of young people face life after someone important to them has died. Created by Winston's Wish, Out of the Blue is a collection of tried and tested ideas to help young people remember the person who died and help them express their thoughts and feelings about that event. This book was written and designed specifically for teenagers. Its aim is to help support them through the bereavement process using a range of activities. This is a companion volume to the popular Muddles, Puddles, and Sunshine, the activity book for bereaved children. By adding photos, drawings, and words, the workbook will become a lasting personal record of a loved one. Each activity features the words and stories of those who have experienced bereavement, reinforcing the message that "I'm not alone." Out of the Blue can be completed by a teenager alone, with the help of a family member, or with the appropriate professional. Contents: Calendar of Memories Memory Stones Telling Your Stories Memory Box Lighting a Memory Candle First Aid Kit Memory Jar Life Record Top 10 Tips
the Genius of Play addresses what play is, why it matters, and how modern life endangers children's play. Here is an outspoken Children's Play Charter for parents and teachers, which celebrates the playful spirit of childhood.
Children love family storytelling and parents can learn this practical, magical art. Here are methods, tips and resources to enable you to: create a listening space, use the day's events and rhythms to make stories, transform old stories and make up new ones, bring your personal and family stories to life, learn stories by heart using pictures, inner theatre, walk-about, singing the story and other methods, and find the tale you want from Nancy's rich story-cupboard.
This treasury of 101 new healing stories addresses a range of issues - from unruly behaviour to grieving, anxiety, lack of confidence, bullying, teasing, nightmares, intolerance, inappropriate talk, toileting, bedwetting and much more. The stories also have the potential for nurturing positive values.
Practical Strategies for Practitioners and Parents
Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Explaining the importance of supporting children through change for their wellbeing and social and emotional development, this practical guide gives early years practitioners and parents the tools to help children cope with change and everyday transitions. The book looks at different types of change that children can encounter, such as moving homes, new siblings, starting school, bereavement and divorce, and gives advice on best practice for early years practitioners and parents. With ideas and activities that can easily be implemented, this book is the ultimate handbook for supporting young children through changes big and small.