EveryBody’s Different Feelings Basket: Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club


This month’s Itsy Bitsy Nimbus Book Club pick tackles a challenging topic with kids, talking about mental health. Sheree Fitch’s EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street (illustrations by Emma FitzGerald) manages to do so in a way kids can get; and we show you how to create a special Feelings Basket and space, and a Calm Down Jar for your home.

Helping Children Process Grief Through Reading: Author Q&A

Grief is a complex process for adults to go through, and even more so for children . . . and being an adult trying to teach children about how to handle their grief? Well, most of us don’t even know where to begin. For me, this is when I turn to books and local author Angela Campagnoni’s picture book, I Want to See my Papa, deals with this very issue is a sensitive and gentle manner.

If One More Person Tells Me It Goes By Way Too Fast…

If one more person tells me it goes by way too fast…I may finally have to agree with them. I may even (gasp!) say it to someone else. Because I get it. I mean, I always got it, I think, but it’s not until this past year when my daughter turned 4 and I suddenly realized she was now a card-carrying “kid”, not a toddler; and my son went from 1 to 2, and everyone started saying he looked like a little boy, no longer a baby; it was not until these things happened that I first wanted to hold onto time a little longer…

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