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.

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless tale of friendship, love, acceptance and honesty. When the world seems uncertain, Margery Williams' classic story reminds all of us what really matters.

This classic book discusses the bond of friendship and love and the powerful connection between them. Children often have a difficult time understanding the concept of what is real and not real. Understanding the reality of death is hard for children too.  Our choice of words we use to talk to the child is important.  For example, saying that a loved one who has died is sleeping can be frightening or confusing to the child.  Be honest with your child. Sharing your feelings makes it easier for a child to share his or her feelings and may help the child understand those feelings.

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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