Talking with Kids About the News, Emergencies & Tragedy: Ages & Stages Approach for Home & Classroom

Talking with Kids About the News, Emergencies & Tragedy: Ages & Stages Approach for Home & Classroom


WXXI is here with resources for developing strategies to discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to use discussion prompts, media, songs, books and activities to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Newshour Extra to assist you.

PBS Kids: When Something Scary Happens: Resources to Help Families Cope in Emergencies and Other Challenging Times with Daniel Tiger and Arthur.

This collection includes:

  • how to make a family plan for emergencies,
  • video clips, songs and discussions when scary things happen
  • activities and books to help with emotions and understanding.
    Check it out!

PBS Parents Talking With Kids About News Guide

Mr. Rogers

 

Sesame Street Guides: (English & Spanish)

Here For Each Other: Help parents and caregivers speak with children about difficult events: Toolkit Resources

When Families Grieve: Presents families' personal stories about coping with the death of a parent and difficult life transitions as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.

Emergency Preparation: Let's Get Ready: Preparing young children with a family plan for emergency situations helps them feel empowered.

Traumatic Experiences: When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.

Arthur: Helping Our Children Feel Safe

Arthur's Guide: Helping Our Children Feel Safe: (English & Spanish)

Arthur: Resilience & Shelter from the Storm Activities & Media

Newshour Extra for Classrooms

Classroom: Issues Engagement Lessons & Discussions (7-12th grade)

The Daily News: This Week's News on PBS Learningmedia New York

 

 

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