(download) Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children Author Bryan Mellonie

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And that eventually all living things reach the end of their own special lifetime. A cancer widow of 2 years with kids just a few years older than mine recommended the book Lifetimes The Beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert IngpenThis uncluttered book explains death in a matter of fact tone This book of few words contains lovely illustrations of dead and living wild animals This book does not touch on religion Within its pages I found no statements that could be offensive to anyone regardless of their personal beliefs This book is a good way to explain why living things die to children in a simple manner The notion that every living thing dies at the end of its lifetime is repeated often I read it to my boys I think that they understood the book I had a hard time keeping their attention through the entire book but we might have made it to the end if we had read a condensed version of this bookThe authors explanation of death includesThere is a beginning and an ending for everything that is alive In between is living All around us everywhere beginnings and endings are going on all the timeThis is true for all living things For plants For people For birds For fish For Trees For animals Even for the tiniest insectNothing that is alive goes on living forever How long it lives depends upon what it is and what happens while it is livingSometimes living things become ill or they get hurt Mostly of course they get better again but there are times when they are so badly hurt or they are so ill that they die because they can no longer stay alive This can happen when they are young or old or anywhere in betweenIt may be sad but it is the way of all things and it is true for everything that is aliveThere are lots of living things in our world Each one has its own special lifetimeIt goes on to list the typical lifetimes of various plants and animals I was surprised to learn that butterflies only live for a few weeks I also learned that large birds can live up to fifty years The life span of a fish varies from one day to eighty yearsThe book s authors conclude with So no matter how long they are or how short lifetimes are really all the same They have beginnings and endings and there is living in betweenThank you Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen for making it easier to comfort children with a gentle perspective about death

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Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children

A pet a friend or a relative dies and it must be explained to a child This sensit. Matter of fact yet gentle This is an honest and realistic explanation that everything that lives dies It is straightforward without forgetting its audience I also appreciated that this was an entirely secular take on death focusing only on death and not the uestions about what if anything happens afterward

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Ive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life. I used this book this week in my Kindergarten classroom to help them understand the loss of their classmate It s a beautiful book for kids and adults alike It really helped me explain when words failed


10 thoughts on “Lifetimes A Beautiful Way to Explain Life and Death to Children

  1. says:

    A wonderful and important book In a simple and matter of fact way Lifetimes explains death in a way that childr

  2. says:

    For what it's worth I'm proud to be able to offer a short review of my late father's book Lifetimes which is still selling all around the world many years after its initial publication Lifetimes was written by my father to try and explain death and dying to young children in a clear simple non sectarian way that they could understand and relate to Accompanied by some excellent illustrations of plants animals and people which also help con

  3. says:

    Matter of fact yet gentle This is an honest and realistic explanation that everything that lives dies It is straightforward without forgetting its audience I also appreciated that this was an entirely secular take on death focusing only on death and not the uestions about what if anything happens afterward

  4. says:

    I used this book this week in my Kindergarten classroom to help them understand the loss of their classmate It's a beautiful book for kids and adults alike It really helped me explain when words failed

  5. says:

    The concept of death is not generally discussed until there is an event and uestions that follow Once children have moved beyond self to incl

  6. says:

    When my wife died this was one of the books that were recommended to me by the social services so I'll be able to explain her death easily to our kids It helped tremendously it's written in a beautiful manner

  7. says:

    A really beautiful book and soothing way to explain death to a young toddler aged child Highly recommend for the death of a pet or loved one it's a difficult topic but this book has definitely helped

  8. says:

    When grieving a diagnosis that meant my mom's days were few this book was a lovely peaceful straightforward look at life and death It was comf

  9. says:

    A cancer widow of 2 years with kids just a few years older than mine recommended the book Lifetimes The Beautiful way to explain death to children by Bryan Mellonie and Robert IngpenThis uncluttered book explains death in a matter of fact tone This book of few words contains lovely illustrations of dead and living wild animals This book does not touch on religion Within its pages I found no statements that could be of

  10. says:

    A beautiful children's book about the cycle of life for all living things animals plants humans bugs The words and illustrations peacefully showed how birth living and death are the natural process of life This book didn't focus on sadness or fear rather it focused on how normal this process is and how every living thing

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