Join us for crafts, games and activities inspired by the children’s picture book, The Rabbit Listened.
This special picnic, held in our beautiful gardens here at the Hospice, is aimed at supporting children aged 4-6 who have been impacted by the death of someone close to them.
Led by our Patient and Family Support Team, the three-hour session will provide light touch bereavement support through fun, hands-on activities and play inspired by the tender tale of a little boy called Taylor who is coming to terms with something sad.
“Chatty chicken suggests they talk about it, angry bear wants to shout and roar…however, nothing makes Taylor feel any better until rabbit arrives.”
Written by Cori Doerrfeld, the story is an important lesson in empathy and the power of listening in order to help comfort the little people in your life.
The free event aims to teach children how to better cope with change and loss, how to listen to and support others through exploring different emotional responses.
Places are limited to 12 and no previous link to the Hospice is required to attend.
Parents/carers are not required to stay for the session and a packed lunch must be provided. Every child will leave with their own copy of The Rabbit Listened to take home with them.
The Rabbit Listened Picnic is kindly sponsored by Loughton-based micro-business consultancy OpsWiz.