Young children living with trauma, including family substance use disorder (aka alcoholism and addiction) are vulnerable to many challenges. The good news is that early educators can offer joyful and playful experiences that build the brain's capacity for the protective factors of resilience.
Explore how to weave the magic of resilience into interactions and learning opportunities that benefit every child, while offering critical strength-based strategies to those most at risk, both now, and in the future.
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All children deserve the tools to fight off whatever dragons they encounter and move happily through life!
This book explores the “ordinary magic” of resilience and offers a treasure chest of classroom-tested ideas that build resilience as children explore popular fairytales, storytelling and play!
Resilience has been called “ordinary magic.” This ability to bounce back from adversity – which develops in early childhood – improves the chances of positive outcomes, no matter what kinds of challenges we encounter….
If resilience is “ordinary magic,” then fairytales can be “extraordinary magic!” Discover ways to nurture resilience with these age-old tales while you are providing rich early literacy experiences for children!