We’d all like to protect our children from tragedy, but even young children often hear about or are exposed to tragic events. If you’re wondering how to help your children understand and cope with the September 11 anniversary, I’m sharing some posts today that give helpful ideas for talking with children about tragic events like 9/11.
I’ll also share some posts with ideas for activities that would be good to share with children on 9/11. Just choose the activities and ideas that fit your child’s age and level of understanding.
Ideas for Helping Children Understand 9/11
7 Tips: How to Talk to Our Kids about 9-11 from A Daddy Blog
Talk to Children about 9/11 from 9/11 Memorial (includes links to tips and lesson plans)
10 Ways to Talk to Kids About World Events in the News from Education.com
“Parents in action: Discussing 9/11 with your children” (video for parents from the 10th anniversary in 2011)
Nick News: “What Happened? The Story of September 11, 2001″ (video published for the 10th anniversary in 2011 that’s best for older children who have a lot of questions about what happened)
Patriot Day in United States (information for older children)
9/11 Activities for Children
Montessori’s Education as Peace in Honor of 9/11 from My Confessions of a Montessori Mom Blog
Firefighter Sensory Tub from Lightning Bug Literacy
Shape Fire Engine from I Can Teach My Child
Firefighter Printables (such as fireman magnet pages) from Making Learning Fun
Community Helpers Theme from PreKinders
Community Helpers Theme from First School
Community Helper Theme Pinterest Board by Jolanthe @ Homeschool Creations
Teachers and the 9/11 Anniversary from The New York Times
Talking with Children about Death: Creating an “I Remember” Book (can be adapted for an event like 9/11 for families who lost a loved one)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who suffered and are suffering today.
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