Looking for a thoughtful gift for a child that has lost their pet?
Well here you are. I have created this beautiful support book with my son and my daughter to help your child/ grandchild/ niece/nephew deal with the loss of their beloved pet.
The support book offers gentle prompts to remind kids of some of their favourite memories with their pet.
Every page has a simple prompt, a place to draw, write or stick how they feel.
The special support book creates a special keepsake where your child tells their own story and experiences.
There is no right or wrong way for them to complete this book. Children can completes the prompts in any order and utilise their imagination in writing memories and processing through their sadness at the loss of their pet wile remembering the joy.
Using the book will help your little person grieve and say goodbye for the loss of their by recalling happy memories that they can record. Children can look at the book whenever they like in the future as they are reminded that their pet is forever in their heart.
This support book is long enough to help them remember but not too long to over whelm a child. Parents or family members can help the child as needed but not tell them what to say or do.
This book allows them to fill in all the information they like about their pet, and has plenty of room for pictures either draw or to stick in photographs.
The book will help the child recall happy memories about their time with their pet.
Parents can help the child when asked.
Children can fill in as much or as little of the book as they like, and at their own pace
Sections of the book include:
Words for feelings
A good time
When something bad happens
The feelings bag
Happy times with my pet
My Pets history
and so much more
This book is printable in A4 in size so is large enough for a child to have plenty of room to write, but small enough to be stored or carried easily. This book has 28 pages, 18 of which are prompted, giving plenty of scope for the child to write what they would like, but not so big that it overwhelms them.
As a facilitator of the Give Us A Break! programme I am fully vetted and trained in child bereavement.