Bunny Blue, Where Are You?

Bunny Blue, Where Are You?

Losing a treasured stuffed animal, lovey, or blankie can be devastating and traumatic for both child and parent. A child may experience grief and loss. A parent may frantically try to find or replace the loss. An article in “Smart Parents,” August 16, 2017 by Jassmin Peter-Berntzen, discusses “5 Ways to Help Junior Handle Losing His Toy.” The article recommends that you first: Acknowledge the feelings of grief. Don’t quickly shove a substitute toy at the child. Don’t keep their hope up of finding the toy if that is unlikely. Allow the child time to grieve, and offer comfort.

Experts say that a child who has loved a toy can usually love another toy. So you may be able to offer another toy to replace the loss, but this will need to be done with time, love, care and understanding.

Emma searches for her lost friend in this sweet story. Her worry, concern and dedication to the search is quite sincere. Maybe this book and/or the first book in this series, “My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend,” may be of some comfort to you and your child as you make the transition from one lost lovey to a new found friend. I hope so!

Reading this story with your two to five year old may also help them with the development of language skills. The story makes use of directional words. Children as young as two years old may begin to learn the concept of directional words such as: under, top, left, right, up down, etc.

“Bunny Blue, Where Are You?” is a beautifully illustrated story to be treasured by you and your child. If you are musical, you may want to use the melody of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” with the song Banjo Bear sings in the story while searching for Bunny Blue!

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