In this practical story, Elfo leads us through the fears and feelings children may experience when presented with the serious illness of a family member. He tells about issues related to sickness: how the sick person may look, talk and act differently and how they may now need medicines, tubes and machines. Many children often have concerns they don't know how to express when a family member has a prolonged illness. Elfo demonstrates and validates feelings of sadness, fear, worry, loneliness and love, and addresses issues that include the hospital visit, medicines, fatigue and their deteriorating physical appearance. Sets include reproducible activity pages.
Author: Jim & Joan Boulden