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12 Children's Books That Help Explain Tragedies and Death

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children's books explaining death or grief, Peaceful Piggy Meditation

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee Maclean


Young children need some quiet time, especially after an intense event such as a death in the family or a community tragedy — or even after a plain old busy day. Balance your inquiries about how your child is feeling with some time for relaxation and reflection. This book features fun, disarming illustrations of pigs taking a break from bickering with siblings or playing video games so that they can "find a quiet spot and just breathe, breathe, breathe." It makes the idea of meditation approachable for kids and families, rather than esoteric or far out. Sometimes, there's nothing as therapeutic as quiet time and some deep breaths.

Recommended age: 5 and up

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