Stories are one of the most powerful ways to communicate with children. The metaphor and imagery reaches children on a far deeper level than just our words and can also provide a safe measure of distance when exploring difficult issues. Stories have the power to teach, to heal and to introduce new ways of thinking and being into children's lives.
Therapeutic stories help adults communicate with children about challenging, painful situations and difficult feeling states.
There are also some links for free story resources
Below are as many therapeutic stories that have been tried and tested as possible and will continually update to provide an extensive collection to make informed decisions about what is right for your child or setting.
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the suitability of the stories, we cannot take responsibility for it being suitable for YOUR child. We recommend that the adult reads the book first to ensure it is suitable before using it.
Fear and Anxiety
Low Mood, Sadness & Loneliness
Death, Bereavement, Grief and Loss
Children Who Are Afraid To Get Close
Family Relationships/ Separation & Divorce
Self Esteem/ Self Confidence/ Being Yourself
Therapeutic Parenting/ Fostering/ Adoption
Therapeutic Resource Books