Print and copy this page and leave in an area where children and parents spend time together. Through playfulness, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, parents remind children of the most important strategies for coping with crisis.
When adults display confidence and optimism for a better future, children naturally feel more secure. Parents and children can read this poem aloud together, using the icons to tell who reads what.
Suggest that parents:
- repeat some of the language and strategies throughout their day
- think of other ideas they would add to the poem, and write them on the back (they don’t have to rhyme!)
- read the poem together again and again
- fold it to keep with their belongings (or to display it in their space)