Life Story Book Ideas

2019-10-20T08:21:18+00:00

There is nothing more affirming than telling, feeling and talking about your life story in a safe space. Read the example book below and if your appetite is whetted, scroll right down for more thoughts and look at Pinterest below for  inspiration! A life story book can be a powerful way to celebrate the [...]

Tips for Inducing Sleep…

2019-10-20T08:20:01+00:00

and hints for grown-ups hidden in here too!   Sweet slumber- a highway to inspiration and renewal...  Sleep is a much needed refreshment, a chance for the unconscious to try to work things out, a break from the day, a night time creation of images, stories and feelings. It is vital for body and [...]

Using Shakespeare to delve deeper…

2019-03-10T08:55:21+00:00

This link allows a search for Shakespeare quotations under any emotional theme.  Press link here You could create a conversation with your child or your Reminiscence Group [see Later Life section] to reflect on what is meant by a word or quotation. I found these when I searched under Love: Hear my soul speak. [...]

Therapeutic Stories

2019-09-28T14:58:01+00:00

Therapeutic stories are stories that are designed to address a fear your child might be experiencing that could be causing problems, even if they are minor ones.  The story needs to be sufficiently distant in its content to not look like a persuasion tactic.  Try writing one!  You might enjoy it and it might help [...]

My Top Ten Books for Children

2019-10-13T17:46:10+00:00

My personally biased Top Ten Classics for late primary school age that look at life from a child’s perspective and where animals count. Scroll to bottom of page for other choices. Click on book to purchase. Top Ten! Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Book and Film Life seen through the [...]

Aesops Fables

2019-03-10T08:58:14+00:00

Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece and a story teller.  His stories were not written down for 300 years and there were over 655 fables!  They were written two and half thousand years ago for those of any age.  They have become associated with children and moral instruction but are enjoyed particularly for [...]

Thinking about Children and Poetry

2019-10-12T17:33:36+00:00

Children love poems especially short, quick ones that rhyme or make them laugh.  Limericks are good for humour so do go to this limerick site and this one  [press here ] for more about limericks.  Children’s memories for learning lines are often so much better than adults.  There is a satisfaction in learning and [...]