Please find below a list of links to books that may be beneficial to your child/young person during this challenging time.
- *Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the News
Dawn Huebner -Ages 6-12. How to process different world events. - *What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids
James J Crist -Ages 9-13. A help guide to processing fears and worries. - *Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids
Carol McCloud -Encourages positive behaviour and expressing kindness and appreciation
- *How are you Peeling: Foods with Moods
Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers -Explores how emotions look through pictures of Foods. A good way to talk about emotions with young kids.
- *The Way I Feel
Janan Cain -Explores Feelings. A good way to talk about emotions with young kids.
*A Terrible Thing Happened
Margaret M Holmes -Ages 4-8. A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma
Anxiety and world news
from Hey Sigmund <https://www.heysigmund.com/about/>. This is a great
website for parents/carers containing the latest psychological news and
Managing anxiety age by age
<https://www.heysigmund.com/age-by-age-guide-to-fears/>: also from Hey
Sigmund. A guide about what to expect age by age around anxiety, strategies
and tips on when to get help.
Talking about world trauma with kids
another great article from Hey Sigmund!.
Safeguarding Implications for Online Learning
Peace Out <https://bedtime.fm/peaceout> - short stories that help kids calm down and relax. We’ve used this podcast with many of our students, and it appeals particularly to our younger year levels.
Brain Pop Video
This is a great clip for kids, explaining the virus and how to stay healthy.
Mindfulness for Kids
Cosmic Kids <https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga> - Yoga and mindfulness for kids ages 3+. This is a great resource and many kids have
experience using it in class.
Smiling Mind <https://www.smilingmind.com.au/> - Smiling Mind is a great mindfulness app/website for the whole family (Age 7+). Many of our students use Smiling Mind in class as a way to help calm and focus their brains and bodies.