Children’s Books Suggestions to Help Them Understand and Cope with Natural Disasters

The president of The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY, offers parents children’s book suggestions that will help explain natural disasters to their little ones and will help them understand how to deal with the effects of natural disasters like hurricanes.

Dana E. Friedman, Ed. D., the president of The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY, suggests five children’s books for parents to read to their little ones that will help explain natural disasters and how to best deal with their effects.

Berenstain Bears Count Their BlessingsThe Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings
by Stan and Jan Berenstain
During a frightful thunderstorm, Brother and Sister Bear learn that Mama and Papa’s love and protection are better blessings than mere ‘Bearbie’ dolls and video games.



by Liesel Moak Skopen
A little boy overcomes his fear of thunder in order to comfort his pet rabbit.

Trinka and SamTrinka and Sam The Rainy Windy Day (Read for free online in English or Spanish)
by Chandra Ghosh Ippen, illustrated by Erich Ippen Jr.
Two mouse friends remember a hurricane.

When fuzzy was afraid of big and loud things
When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Big and Loud Things

by Inger M. Maier
Fuzzy, a sheep, is encouraged by his father to imagine happier things whenever Fuzzy’s fear of loud noises takes over.

Cliffords and the Big StormClifford and the Big Storm
by Norman Bridwell
Clifford the Big Red Dog needs to evacuate form the shore due to a storm.



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