Our favorite books for families facing tough times
ZERO TO THREE experts share our favorite picture and activity books for supporting young children through stressful and traumatic situations.
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Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka, Sam, and Littletown Work Together
The story includes a coloring book, a booklet of common questions children may ask, and a parent guide. Also available in Spanish.
I’m Here For You Now
A cuddly lovie for the child that can be used as a transitional object to comfort and calm.
A Cuddle Before I Go, an illustrated board book about saying hello and goodbye that promotes positive separations and reunions.
A parenting guide with practical tips from experts on topics related to social and emotional development, such as attachment, communication and self-regulation.
And a keepsake heart, which is a transitional object for parents, to help parents feel close to their child during time spent apart. Used together, these items create a shared emotional experience to foster loving, predictable rituals and routines that help build secure attachments.
In a series of picture books to help children and grown-ups start difficult conversations and snuggle in closer together, ZERO TO THREE board member and author Chandra Ghosh Ippen combines her love of storytelling and cute creatures with her training in clinical psychology.
You Weren’t With Me
The book may be helpful for families experiencing:
- Social distancing, self-isolation, or quarantine
- Caregiver work-related separations
- Divorce or caregiver separation
- Military service related separations
- Immigration related separations
- Child welfare related separations
- Parental incarceration
- Parental substance use related separations
Once I Was Very, Very Scared
For Military Families
The Emotional Life of the Toddler
Behavior Has Meaning Wheels
Calming Strategies from A to Z
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