Helping Children Think about Bereavement provides a four part differentiated story and activities to help normalise death and allow children to develop emotional literacy to talk about it.
The author, along with Child Bereavement UK have devised activities and guidance for teachers on how to use the story to develop children’s emotional literacy and prepare them for bereavement, whether it affects them personally or through a friend’s bereavement. This book also offers support for teachers and parents outlining how children’s understanding of death develops and what can be helpful in supporting bereaved children.
The story is presented at different levels:
- for children aged 9-11
- for children aged 7 -9
- for children aged 5-7
- for children who speak English as a Second Language
- for children in Early Years or with Learning Difficulties
Details surrounding death and its aftermath are not always readily talked about or well handled. When it does happen, children need to be able to express themselves and know that their feelings are a normal part of grieving. This book is an invaluable resource for all key stage one and two teachers, teaching assistants and anyone who is involved in bereavement training.