If you have a child who struggles to be left by their parents, you need these books selected to help a child with separation anxiety.
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Picture Books to Help a Child with Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety is hard on both parents and children. Use these books to help children cope.
Martin Waddell’s Owl Babies is my absolute favorite separation anxiety book for young children. Three baby owls worry about their mother being gone. Of course, she returns, just as all parents do.
The Invisible String
The Invisible String offers the powerful image of an invisible string that we feel in our hearts connecting us to those we love offers a comfort for separation anxiety as well as coping with loss and grief.
The Kiss Box
It can be so hard to be away from a parent. In The Kiss Box, Little Bear comes up with the idea of making a kiss box, filled with one hundred kisses, to keep them connected while they are away.
Help your child make their very own kiss box after reading this story.
The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a very similar idea to The Kiss Box, but this time an invisible kiss is kept in your hand, It’s a little more abstract, but you can draw a heart on your child’s hand to make it more concrete. This is a well loved story in kindergarten classrooms.
Is there a picture book about separation anxiety that you would add to this list?