Today’s kind act was donating a bereavement book package to Ezzie’s pre-school. When I spoke to Ezzie’s keyworker, she hadn’t heard of Winston’s Wish and they didn’t have any specific resources on grief.
So I thought instead of telling them about the books on the Winstons Wish and Child Bereavement UK websites, I would buy some of them instead! Sadly, Ezzie won’t be the only child to lose a sibling, parent or grandparent whilst at the pre-school.
I know that I found it really tricky to know what to say when I was teaching recently bereaved pupils in Key Stage 1 and I think pre-schoolers must be even harder! Hopefully, these resources will give them a place to start and confidence to broach such a hard topic.