September & a new challenge Is it the commericials on tv, the changes in the weather, or your calendar that tells you autumn and a new school year is approaching? As a teacher of nearly 25 years (how did that happen?!) it’s my natural body clock telling me September is here and kicking off the… Read More New school year, but not returning to school…..
Check out ‘Life & Death After Lockdown’ an article that I have written for the current edition of The Link. The Link is a termly specialist Speech, Langauge & Communication Needs publication. Click here for the article
No one likes to think about death, let alone talk about it and who feels comfortable talking to children about death?! Being blessed with life means that we also have to cope with others dying and manage the associated emotions of grief. We already teach children about so many feelings – what happiness, sadness and… Read More Let’s Talk About Grief
School is out and I hope that every teacher in the country is enjoying a very well deserved break. ‘What a year’ – this has to be the understatement of not just the year, but of my entire teaching career. Even before the pandemic hit 2019/2020 was proving to be the year that no teaching… Read More School is out!
Win a free copy – 3 copies to give away A Jumble of Thoughts – a sensory story to support bereavement and grief. A simple story that you read to children to help them process a death and to help them manage the emotions of bereavement and grief. Each line of the story is supported… Read More Win a free copy of A Jumble of Knotted Thoughts
I have recently discovered Tailored Yarn. Tailored Yarn is the incredible creation of Gillian Seale. Gillian writes and illustrates children’s stories, but these are unique children’s stories, covering a topic that most people unfortunately tend to shy away from – terminal illness, death and bereavement. Tailored Yarn is a community focused (not for profit) business… Read More Tailored Yarn
Pat Graham, Chair of the Board of Governors for the charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) wrote this incredible poem about the difficult times that we are currently experiencing. Pat has kindly agreed to me sharing her poem. I hope you find the opportunity today to have a quiet moment to read Pam’s… Read More Love in the time of coronavirus – a poem by Pat Graham
Click here for your chance to win a free copy of Remembering Lucy. Remembering Lucy – A children’s story book about loss and grief in a special school Joe, an 8-year-old boy who attends a special school, tells the story of his school and what happens when one of his friends, Lucy, dies. This… Read More Would you like to win a free copy of Remembering Lucy?
I have compiled a detailed list of story books to help support children (including those with special educational needs and/or diabilities) with the issues of death, bereavement, grief and loss. Books are organised into the following categories: Death & bereavement Death of mother Death of father Death of a sibling Death of grandparent Death in… Read More NEW BOOK LIST AVAILABLE – Story Books to Support Children with Death, Bereavement, Grief & Loss.