I have put together some teachers’ notes to accompany “The Playground is Like the Jungle”. These notes were designed with the Australian Curriculum in mind, but the activities and worksheets can also be used in therapy sessions with children.  I hope you and the children you share them with enjoy them!  I’d love to hear about your experiences utilising the Big Hug books and these notes.

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This diary, or log book, can be a handy way of gathering information about the circumstances around a child’s separation distress.  Over time, patterns may emerge that can help you or your mental health professional plan a careful intervention that specifically matches the child.