The Big Idea: Remembering they’re surrounded by a loving circle of care can help children through the toughest of times.
Dot to Dot
Children can heal through strong connections with supportive, caring, and trusted adults. Watch this video together and meet Lily, a sweet and hopeful seven-year-old Muppet whose family is experiencing a tough time. Lily’s a great name for her, because lilies symbolize hope.
Help children do what Lily did:
- Use crayons or markers to help your child draw his or her own dot-to-dot heart on paper (or white board or chart paper), talking about who each dot represents (try for as many dots as possible, considering social workers and other helpers).
- Help your child write names or draw pictures near each dot.
- Finally, help your child draw him or herself in the middle.