Families, just like people, come in all shapes and sizes. Sharing stories about different families, and families similar to ones own, can help put a child's mind at ease and show to them that no two families are alike, as well as make the child feel like they belong.

Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists and Opticians

Being taken to see a doctor for the first time can be scary, whether it's a visit to the GP, optician, dentist or to the hospital. Sharing a book about other children visiting a doctor could make the experience less worrying.


When someone a child loves dies it can be very difficult for them to understand what has happened. Whether they have lost a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or pet, the emotions may be overwhelming. Sharing a story about someone else dying can help to explain things in a less frightening way, and cuddling up with a book can be very comforting for both grown-up and child.