Big storms like hurricanes can be alarming for children. Adult awareness and support can help children handle feeling nervous or worried, and get ready to cope with the storm.
Best Ways For Adults To Help Children Cope With A Storm
Waiting for the storm
Stay Calm. Children take cues from adult behaviors and attitudes. Even if you feel worried, prepare as much as you can, and then stay calm.
Be aware of the storm broadcasts. Hyped up news reports may increase children’s sense of alarm. Keep the volume low and engage children in other activities.
Let children know it is okay to feel worried or scared. Many children don’t like storms and feel afraid. Remind them that you will take care of them. [ more ]
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Tree of Thanksgiving
This activity helps children think about what they are grateful for. It’s uplifting, fun, and results in a colorful ‘tree’. Here is a template for making leaves out of construction paper. Hang the completed leaves on a branch and read them together.
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Although young children don’t benefit knowing the details of
Sandy Hook, they can still be involved in acts of kindness. Making snowflakes to create a winter wonderland is a simple gesture that will welcome Sandy Hook children to their new school. Deadline is Jan. 12. Mail snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.