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.
Life is like the Wind focuses on the complexities around death, loss and grief. It acknowledges the range of feelings associated with losing a loved one whether human or non-human. This book aims to help children not to be frightened of their reactions, but to explore their beliefs, acknowledge that others may have different ideas and then work out the ways they want to acknowledge their loss and their feelings.
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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.
This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to teach basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Locomotives are like greetings; they get the train going. Train cars are like conversation turns; it is good to have at least a few when you are in conversation. A switch track is like a tactful change in the topic of conversation. When a conversation veers off-topic it is like a derailed train. As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book contains engaging fill-in-the-blank... More info
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on the 10th December 1948 as an enduring international commitment to human rights. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on shows us that even the youngest child can understand why human rights are still of crucial importance. It reminds us how much they concern us all, young and old, all over the world. Adults as well as children will appreciate the artistic value... More info
This book points out that a diagnosis that Mom has cancer is as frightening for her children as it is for her. The story describes such a situation, helping kids understand how Mom requires special medical care on her path toward regaining health. Titles in the sensitively written Let’s Talk About It! series are available in both English and Spanish language editions. They speak to the concerns and anxieties of preschool-age and early-grades children, encouraging kids to explore their feelings and then to speak openly about things that trouble them.... More info