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Leader Resource 1: Advance Letter to Parents
Next session, we will talk about re-establishing homes. Children will have an opportunity to tell their stories about moving. If your child has moved from one home to another during their memory, you might help prepare them by asking to hear their stories about moving and adding your own memories. If you have photographs, feel free to send them to this session with your child.
Children will also have a show-and-tell time to share their “transitional objects.” These are items, such as security blankets, stuffed animals, or caps, that your child strongly identifies with home. A child might sleep with one of these items or keep it on their bed or in their bedroom. A child might take the item along on sleepovers or long trips. If your child were to move today, this would be the item he/she would make sure survives the move safely.
If your child has such an item and would like to share his/her transitional object with the group, he/she may bring it to the next session. You can prepare your child with a conversation about how he/she obtained the item, where they keep it, and any other story that involves the object. This will help your child be ready to share during our “show and tell” activity.
Thank you for your help!