Join Safe Haven volunteer Kaylie as she reads “A Terrible Thing Happened” by Margaret M. Holmes and illustrated by Cary Pillo. In this story, readers meet Sherman, a little boy who experienced a traumatic event. Readers see the difficulties Sherman goes through as a result of the trauma, and learn about how Sherman begins to heal. This book is geared towards children who have witnessed violence or a traumatic incident, but is helpful for all children to learn about what signs to look for after something scary happens so they can ask for help. We strongly recommend caregivers watch this video with their child, engage children in conversation about the story, and talk to their children about how to ask for help if they ever need it.
Still a Family
Join Safe Haven volunteer Kaylie in reading “Still a Family”, a story about a family who is experiences homelessness while still maintaining strong family bonds. We recommend caregivers watch this video with their children to create opportunities for conversation and answer questions your child may have about individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. This book is written by Brenda Reeves Sturgis and illustrated by Jo-Shin Lee. Safe Haven thanks the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood for donating this book to us!
Feet are Not for Kicking
Safe Haven volunteer Kaylie reads the book “Feet are Not for Kicking” by Elizabeth Verdick and discusses all the positive ways we use our feet for walking, running, jumping, tickling, having adventures and more! This book is geared for children in grades Pre-K – 1st grade.
Hands are Not for Hitting
Safe Haven volunteer Kaylie reads the book “Hands are Not for Hitting” by Martine Agassi and discusses all the positive ways we use our hands to build, learn, grow, create, and help! This book is geared towards children in grades Pre-K – 1st grade.