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Close to My Heart: A Guided Workbook for Children After a Loved One Has Died
by Susan Foley
When a family member or close friend dies, it is difficult for children to express their feelings. It can also be difficult for caring adults to know how to support grieving children. This is a workbook for children that gently guides them through the grieving process. It has colorful illustrations and simple exercises which allow them to explore their feelings, offering ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by Llumina Press
(first published 2009)
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Such a great, open-ended, interactive book for children who are dealing with the death of a loved one. The words and illustrations are simple and engaging, but not babyish. I would recommend it for children around the 4-12 age range. It is non-religious and worded in such a way that it would be useful for a child who is coping with the loss of any loved one: adult or child, family member or friend. It has a great introductory note that gives tips about helping children in this situation and how ...more