The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems.
Friendship is Like a Seesaw explores the ups and downs that occur in friendships, or indeed, in many other kinds of relationships. This book acknowledges that even the healthiest of friendships can have their tricky moments.
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Shona Innes is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Since the 1980s she have been helping children, teens, adults and other psychologists to deal with challenges that come their way.
Someone Should Have Told Me is a book for adults to share with children. It uses colourful, fun illustrations and simple statements prefaced by “Someone should have told me…,” to help adults talk to children about potential online and face-to-face dangers. *Key topics covered include:* children seeing pornography online face-to-face and online grooming by predators sexting and children exposing other children to pornography questions to see whether children have understood the key concepts information to support adults in their explanations of the potential dangers what to do if... More info
Little Bear is a worrier. He worries about everything! But with Mama Bear’s help, he soon learns his worries are not so big after all. Through this engaging story children will learn that everyday worries and fears can be overcome. Discussion questions and extra hints to help children manage anxiety are included. Author Bio: Jayneen Sanders (also known as Jay Dale) Jay (Jayneen) Sanders is an experienced primary school teacher, editor, author and publisher. She started her teaching career in the 1980s as a primary school teacher in rural Queensland. In... More info
*There was an old bloke who swallowed a chook.* * I don't know why he swallowed that chook...* *By cripes, that's crook! * This Australian version of the classic "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" is hilarious. This strange old guy swallows a chook, a galah, possum, wombat, goanna, camel ("one hump, two humps, and then the whole mammal!"), and then... well, you'll never guess what comes next. Kids will laugh with delight as the story becomes more and more ridiculous, and the repetition will have them chanting along... More info