Feelings and emotions can be very confusing and tricky, especially for young children. They may find it hard to recognise what their feelings mean and don't know how they should behave when they feel that way. Or they can bubble up all of a sudden and children can find it hard to recognise what those feelings and emotions are. Sharing stories about feelings just might help.
Many children are scared of going into deep water and dislike being splashed. Sharing one of these stories about children learning to swim and overcoming their fears may help your child come to terms with their own worries.
Bedtime can be a stressful experience for all involved. Sharing stories about bedtime can put a child’s mind at ease and make any worries or fears easier to cope with. After all, who doesn't like a snuggle and a story before they go to sleep?
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.
A collection of helpful, celebrational and supportive books to explain LGBT+ to children, as well as teaching children that we are all different and to accept those differences. Useful for both children who may be part of the LGBT+ community and for children who are making new friends.
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.
Cancer can be difficult to explain or talk about to a child. Sharing stories about other children who's living with cancer or other children who's friend or family member has cancer can help support the child.
It can feel very strange when a part of your body does something you don't expect - for instance when you get your first wobbly tooth. Sharing books about teeth (wobbly or otherwise) can be comforting and may help children deal with this new situation.
The world can be a scary place for small people. Reading stories about other children overcoming their fears and becoming confident can help to make the world a bit less frightening.
Having a parent in prison can be difficult for both the child and the parent, sharing stories about other children who's parent is in prison can help put a child's mind at ease.