Using Books to Help Build
a Child’s Coping Skills
Bobby’s Books is a program that uses books to help children and adults deal with difficult issues. Using children's literature as a springboard for conversations will give kids the chance to express their feelings and tell their own stories.
Everett Anderson's Goodbye
A simple, poetic telling of Everett Anderson's feelings as he copes with and accepts the fact of his father's death.
This book discusses a child's loss when his father dies and the different emotions he has because of that death. As the child expresses different emotions, you can help the child by having him/her draw how he/she felt or what they would feel like when they are angry, depressed, etc.
November 10, 2014
Special Times Always Remembered
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Bobby's Books provides an opportunity for parents and professionals to discuss major issues in the lives of children using a Bibliotherapeutic approach. This project goes the additional step of providing curriculum for each book and training in the use of books. Providing a way for parent and child to be together and heal together is a positive approach to processing grief for the family.
Hilda Glazer, EdD
Playful Therapies Center