ERIC Number: ED338434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Helping Young Children Deal with Death.
Information from a workshop on how to help preschool teachers discuss death with young children is presented. Limitations of young children's preoperational thought processes are noted, including children's confusion about the irreversibility of death and the loss of a sense of trust in their environment. Children have different ways of dealing with grief, such as denial, depression, or panic. Adults must help them move through the mourning process to reconciliation, as well as prepare them beforehand. Anecdotes and children's literature illustrate the process. Contains 26 references, including 16 books appropriate to read with children. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Washington, DC, November 14-18, 1990).