Not-So-Scary Ghost Stories
These picture books are great for young kids who are interested in scary books. Books are an excellent way to deal with things that might scare us. They have the power to expose children to powerful emotions and allow them to grapple with their own fears in safety.
How do you feel? Learning to identify emotions is an essential skill for young children. When children can understand their own feelings, as well as the feelings of the people around them, they are able to thrive socially. Having well developed emotional awareness will eventually prepare children for success in a classroom setting, so here are some CLP “feelings favorites” to help support this important learning.
The beginning of the school year can be both an exciting and scary time for kids. This is especially true for kids who are starting a new school or going to school for the first time. The following list can help kids talk about their feelings and better manage their anxiety now and throughout the school year.
Here to Help: Books about Families
These books feature family life and many different kinds of families, showing young children that each is unique and special.
Here to Help: Books about Death & Grieving
Losing a loved one is especially confusing and difficult for young children. These books may help a young child understand loss.
Here to Help: Books about Incarceration
When a parent is incarcerated, a child may feel angry, sad, or confused. These books for young children encourage discussion and talk about what to expect.
We need bravery to try new things. For many children, starting school brings a roller coaster of emotions. Here are some of our favorites that can inspire children to approach the school year with bravery.
As the weather heats up, try cooling down with one of these refreshing summer reads all about water, the beach or swimming.
Here to Help: Books about Homelessness
Children and caregivers can begin discussions about homelessness with these titles for young children.
Here to Help: Books about Toilet Training
These books introduce the concept of using the toilet and encourage young children as they transition from diapers to underwear.