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Books to share with your child/young person

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 <>. This is a great

   website for parents/carers containing the latest psychological news and



Managing anxiety age by age

   <>: 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 <> - 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 <> - Yoga and  mindfulness for kids ages 3+. This is a great resource and many kids have

   experience using it in class.


Smiling Mind <> - 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.