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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Helping kids cope with books

I LOVE books a many of you know. I think that this is an appropriate time to introduce our students to some new stories to help them understand the loss of their friends and teachers.


I was first introduced to this book when a friend's daughter was dying of cancer. We used it again to help my children deal with the loss of an aunt to cancer as well. It talks about the cycle of birth and death and the ability to live in between.

 

This one is written for younger kids and has the same concepts as above. Each of the pictures above is linked back to Amazon as it has the "Look Inside" feature so you can preview the books and see if they are appropriate for your class/situation.


This one is obviously religious and should be used with caution. I have read this many times along with the Lifetimes book above.



This is a great book about dealing with separation. I think it may help to know that the string can reach to Heaven.


The rest of these books I have not ever read but perhaps they will help you. Do you have a favorite book for helping children deal with death, violence, or tragedy?


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