Grief can have a lasting effect on anyone, regardless of age. Like all of us, young children feel devastated if they lose someone precious to their heart. With the confusion of not understanding what’s going on, they can be left without any idea of how to cope. Fortunately, there are many literary resources available for parents to help kids heal and manage their grief.
Picture books about grief and loss are a powerful way to help younger children understand the grieving process. Here are a few titles that may help them on their journey of coping with their feelings. These selections also encourage young readers to hang on to their dear memories of the departed to comfort them when they need it.
Have you found any of these stories helpful in explaining grief and loss to young children? Please share your experience in the comments or by messaging us.