A Child's View: Reading Rewards

CATEGORY: Grief and Loss

​Hi, Kids & Adults!

Reading is such a great way to spend time. Imagining yourself in the story,
learning something new, or exploring imaginary worlds – the options are endless. Did you know that there are books and journals available to help kids of all ages understand the idea of death and help them tackle the big feelings of grief?

Reading one (or more) of these great books can help kids and adults start to talk about the death of their special person, identify their own feelings, and encourage ways to remember and honor their loved one.

A lot of the books we love were written for younger kids, but I’ll let you in on a secret: older kids and even some adults find they can relate to the simplicity and meaning of these stories. Going “back to the basics” can help us remember that grief is normal, and everyone experiences it. Here are some
ideas for furthering the conversation around grief:


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