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Free Resources to help Kids Struggling with Social Distancing and School Closures

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I have developed a set of resources (all contained within this link) for children to help them navigate their feelings during these troubling times. There is a musical and non-musical version of the story as a video book and a podcast with the story being read by the remarkable educator Steve Miletto -- who has a spectacular voice. (He was a principal.)

The point is to share these resources with each other, with teachers, with parents. One exercise people are starting with their students/children is to write letters to Wrinkles (the central character who is a dog) to share that the writer understands his feelings and is offering ways he could be cheered up in these tough times. I will be collecting the letters and reading them to Wrinkles. He eagerly awaits mail and it will be opened before he shreds the mail (something that will make sense when you read the story).

One more thing: adults are enjoying the story. It is helping them too -- and one even cried. One smiled. Getting emotions out is key to processing hard times. If you are getting cranky, just read about Wrinkles.

Stay safe; be well.

PS. Here's the story in case the link doesn't open.

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