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Top 10 children's books on death and bereavement
Whether your family is facing a personal loss of a family member or friend, or is struggling with the news of a community or national tragedy, find some children's books that can help kids learn about coping with sad and scary news, death, and grief. Read through the book on your own first to see if it is appropriate for your child and applies to your situation. Also, read and discuss just one book at a time with your child so that he has time to process these tough concepts. It helps to consult with your child's pediatrician or a mental health specialist, especially in cases of a close personal loss or intense or prolonged emotions. Looking for more? Tess loved her tree dearly. She would swing on it and sit in its shade and catch its leaves in the fall.
Till We Meet Again, A children's book about death and grieving
Like most people, I remember vividly the first time I came in contact with death. Before, it was foreign—something that happened in abstract but not to me or my family. After, it was something I had to grapple and come to terms with. In retrospect, I wonder if and how I would have seen those experiences differently. I was an introspective child who got much of her philosophies from books. This made it easier to relate to concepts without directly experiencing them, and I contribute much of my personality to that.
When we ask adults what they need in their grief often their first response is what they need for their children. We have number of articles on WYG offering this type of support. We have posts on the impact of age on understanding , on grief journals and workbooks for kid s, on the risks of using euphemisms , on art activities for grieving kids , on art activities for grieving kids and adults , on talking to kids about suicide , an activity book for kids after a suicide , on holiday activities for kid s, and more holiday activities for kids. We also have an article reminding you why it is important to take care of yourself in order to better care for the children in your life. Often reading a story can help kids know they are not alone and normalize what they are experiencing. It can offer a safe way to open a dialogue with children about death and grief, in groups, as a family, or one-on-one.