Exploring Grief and Loss Through Picturebooks

Exploring Grief and Loss Through Picturebooks

Tuesday 14 July, 4pm

Join award winning children’s author Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour for an hour-long workshop focussed on using picturebooks to explore themes of grief and loss with children. As well as being an award-winning author, Wendy is also a University of Exeter academic, researching the role picture books have on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Picturebooks can be a great tool to facilitate conversation with children about experiencing grief and loss. In this session Wendy will share her knowledge and experience of using inclusive picturebooks to talk about tricky themes with children. The focus will be on two of Wendy’s books, Tibble and Grandpa and Lubna and Pebble

“I always hope my books can support children during tricky times. They cover issues such as grief, fear, anxiety and loneliness in a sensitive, age-appropriate, and sometimes funny way. They are research led and designed to open up conversations that help young people develop empathy and resilience. Picturebooks are the perfect excuse to cuddle up with and reassure your children, but they can also be used to help children talk about the things that are worrying them.’’

Lubna and Pebble, which addresses the current global refugee crisis, was recently named as one of the “Best Children’s Books of the Year” by Time Magazine. It is being used across the world to build empathy skills and open difficult conversations about what it means to be a refugee.

This event is not for children, but for adults interested in using picturebooks to explore tricky topics at home or in the classroom.

Tickets are £5 per person. By donating the ticket price or more to attend this event you are supporting Seven Stories to continue bringing the magic of stories to children, young people and families.

Simply download the Zoom app, follow the link we provide via email after booking and join this workshop from the comfort of your own home.