Books to read with your child

Snakes and Ladders therapists may use books and storytelling in therapy sessions and we often recommend reading books with your child to support the therapeutic process, help children to explore experiences and feelings, to help build the parent-child relationship and open up lines of communication.

We strongly recommend reading the chosen book through a couple of times yourself to see if it is appropriate for your child and also what feelings it brings up for you as stories can be quite emotive. It is important to be fully engaged with your child and prepared to support any difficult emotions that come up for them, your child may want to read the same book over and over while they process whatever they connect with.

 You are always welcome to discuss any issues with your child's therapist who will be happy to support you.

Worries Go Away,

Kes Gray

 A comforting and compelling story about worries and self-esteem.

The Huge Bag of Worries,  Virginia Ironside

A funny and reassuring look at dealing with worries and anxiety

Loveall and Spike,

Nettie Forsyth

This book teaches children how their emotional reactions and behaviours not only impact others but also has an impact on themselves.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen

This book explores adventure, companionship and overcoming obstacles.

A Terrible Thing Happened, Margaret M Holmes

This story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic event, including physical abuse or domestic abuse.

These things are not OK,

Nettie Forsythe

A book that explores bullying

Mum and Dad Glue,

Kes Gray

An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce

No Hitting Henry

Lisa Regan

This series looks at child-centred social issues such as hitting, being fair, getting angry and feeling sad.

Have you filled your bucket today

 Carol McCloud

A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

I Just Don't Like The Sound Of No!

Julia Cook 

 My Story about Accepting 'No' for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! 

My Mouth Is a Volcano

Julia Cook

 An empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting

Cleo the Crocodile

Karen Treisman

Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close

Gilly the Giraffe

Karen Treisman

Self-Esteem Activity Book

The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself

Ali Redford

For children who have had painful or traumatic experiences to help them explore and communicate their feelings  

Neon the Ninja

Karen Treisman

Activity Book for Children who Struggle with Sleep and Nightmares

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Jane Evans

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Snakes and Ladders Therapy Centre

1st Floor, 

above Oakmere Service Centre

Hollies Way,

Potters Bar,

Herts, EN6 5BH


07891 209081


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