As adults, witnessing something this traumatic, either in person or via the news is difficult to deal with, but a child can have a more difficult time processing and understanding, let alone, comprehending such a situation.
While Psychologists recommend that we limit children’s exposure to the news and media when big tragic events happen, we at Miami Children’s Museum have found that picture story books can be a great segue for parents to begin conversations with their children.
Miami Children’s Museum has posted on their website and social channels a reading of “A Terrible Thing Happened” by Margaret M Holmes (https://youtu.be/WJtNmNatrTc)
Additionally, Miami Children’s Museum has compiled other children’s books and a number of links that we hope will be helpful for families during this difficult time.
Among the ways to access the story time and other resources are:
YouTube: Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Children’s Museum is now open 7 days a week. Admission to the Museum will be offered in two-hour play sessions (10AM – 12PM, 1PM – 3PM, 4PM – 6PM) and advance ticket purchase is required through the Museum’s website miamichildrensmuseum.