ERIC Number: EJ819267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Real Life Calls for Real Books: Literature to Help Children Cope with Family Stressors
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Crawford, Patricia A.
Young Children, v63 n5 p12-17 Sep 2008
This article provides a rationale and related practical suggestions for using literature as a support system for social-emotional development as children cope with the stresses, anxieties, and feelings of loss that can occur in family life. The authors discusses types of books, how to choose them, and how teachers can use authentic literature to inform, comfort, and model coping strategies. They include a book list.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Family Life, Emotional Development, Coping, Stress Management, Family Environment, Social Development, Emotional Response, Anxiety, Reading Material Selection, Grief
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A