Young children can find the world we live in daunting and a bit scary. There’s just so much going on with new schools, making friends and even things like climate change. This book will help young readers to develop a flexible mindset and to explore feelings aroundUNEXPECTED CHALLENGES in a gentle and supportive way.
Building resilience is a key life skill that is important to learn from a young age. Very cute photographs of animals illustrate each scenario to help young readers understand situations such as: why we often feel a range of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn, feelings around losing a favourite toy, when parents separate and emotions around illness and death. Readers are asked to think about how those scenarios might relate to their experiences and then encouraged to have a go at some practical activities, ask for help, be brave and to embrace feelings of nervousness as well as enjoying feelings of pride or happiness.
The Build Resilience series is suitable for readers aged 6+ and for those studying PSHE as part of the schools curriculum. They are an excellent resource of PSHE topics for parents, teachers and carers as talking points for class discussion or as books to read together.
Series consultant, Clare Arnold is a psychotherapist with 25 years’ experience working with CAMHS, the NHS’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Titles in this series: Anxiety and Self-esteem
Coping with Change
Friendships and Bullying