Our children are growing up in a society where school shootings occur more frequently than ever before. It’s terrifying just to hear about it, let alone experience. It fuels anxiety, leaving parents, educators and students navigating ways to cope. One solution is to be prepared, creating lockdown drills to teach children what to do in this type of traumatic event. Sometimes these drills can create fear and misconceptions for children. Having a children’s book that explains a lockdown drill to children, can be beneficial.
As parents we want to protect our kids from pain, but sometimes it is out of our control. Depression is a really challenging emotion that is complex and difficult to understand, even for adults. I was excited to learn about a new children’s book, The Black Cloud Blues, that is providing validation and tools to help kids cope with depression. It is a great resources to be added to your home, school, or pediatric setting.
Have you heard about the U.S. Government Publishing Office? They create and publish children’s literature and activity books. There are a variety of topics for all readers. Some of my favorites are exploring the outdoors, building self-esteem and strengthening the family bonds.
Be sure to visit their online bookstore for Federal Publications from NASA, The National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many more. With more than 4,000 titles and topics, you are sure to find something for everyone.