What is it:
LIFE TALES is a program developed to provide therapeutic support to children within a range of services, through the use of bibliotherapy (children's literature), a powerful and therapeutic tool.
“Bibliotherapy is the process of using books to help children think about, understand, and work through social and emotional concerns.” -
Darla Ferris Miller
Session last 60 minutes
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A weekly small group session of 10 children aged 3-8 years that provides a therapeutic storytime.
How does it work:
The LIFE TALES program uses specific and carefully selected books, to meet the needs of a single child or group of children within a service or a family home.
A LIFE TALES facilitator, then works closely with the caregiver through a trauma informed lens, to develop the desired program to ensure they meet the child/ren's needs.
Sessions run for 45 minutes and follow a set routine;
- Introduction and Grounding
- Story Time
- Question Time
- Mindfulness & re-grounding
- Supporting activity e.g Art
LIFE TALES sessions also include a follow up activity & parent information sheet to take home.