We’d all like to protect our children from tragedy, but even young children often hear about or are exposed to tragic events. Today is September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. If you’re wondering how to help your children understand and cope with the September 11 anniversary, I’m sharing some posts 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
Talking to Children about Terrorism from 9/11 Memorial & Museum
“Parents in action: Discussing 9/11 with your children” (video for parents from the 10th anniversary in 2011)
Patriot Day in United States (information for older children)
Talking with Children about Tragedy (my post)
9/11 Activities for Children
September 11th Free Resources, Tips, and Lessons from LMN Tree
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)
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
MONTESSORI-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY HELPER ACTIVITIES (MANY WITH FREE PRINTABLES)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who suffered and are suffering today.
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