Children’s Book Chat: The Memory Box
Will I forget my loved one?
Will I ever stop feeling sad?
These are two very common questions that children have when they are dealing with the loss of a loved one. If you are an adult that is walking alongside a child who has lost someone due to death, you may want help them make a memory box.
The Memory Box by Joanna Rowland, is an engaging story book to read. But, it also provides a practical suggestion of how to help a child deal with loss and grief. The young girl in the story expresses her sadness with her words, and also through the collection of items to put in a memory box. She writes down memories and collects mementos that help her recall memories of the person she is missing.
There are two pages of helpful information and suggestions in the back of the book for the adults. This is a book for anyone who is trying to help a child through loss due to the death of a loved one, and an excellent book to have on hand at church for families to borrow as needed.