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Thread: Books about loss for toddlers
May 16th, 2013 12:35 AM #1
Books about loss for toddlers
Friends from my hometown had a baby boy a few days into May, at about 4 days old they took him back to the hopsital because his colour was off, and he wasn't sleeping or eating well. After being airlifted to a larger centre he was diagnosed with a very serious heart defect, and he did not survive. They have a 3 yr old boy as well, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any books that might talk about death in a toddler friendly way? I plan to send them a card, and wanted to include a couple of books (he loves Cars) for their son.
May 16th, 2013 03:13 AM #3
No personal recommendations, but here are some lists I found:
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-dev...al-skills.html (grief and loss is near the bottom of the page)
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May 16th, 2013 06:22 AM #5Junior Member
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I'm so sorry to hear that, my condolences to the family and your family.
I'm not sure how age appropriate it is, but Michael Rosen's 'Sad Book' is one about grief that has been recommended to me. Deb Gilori seems to be good at big concepts to me, 'No Matter What' deals with love and talks about how it endures after we're gone, this is the closest I've got with my daughter to talking about death yet. Deb Gilori also wrote 'Always and Forever' about death and grief, I'm guessing this would also be a good bet.
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May 16th, 2013 10:59 AM #9
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look those up.
And yes, very sad. I'm not super close with the mom and dad, and we're in touch mainly because of facebook, but I do know they were expecting a healthy baby, and had no idea what was to come.