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Let Paddington help you tell a difficult story.
We know that homelessness is a difficult issue for children to understand. Kids are extremely sensitive and empathetic, which means that it is important to strike the right tone. That is why we are partnering with Paddington™ to give you tools to talk to your children about how they can help neighbors in need.
The be homeful project provides an opportunity for students to engage with the issue of homelessness in age-appropriate ways. Through these lesson plans, we aim to teach young people empathy and offer constructive ways to build a social safety net that ensures every child has a place to call home.
Parents and librarians across Connecticut have joined the be homeful effort by hosting Paddington Storytime events to help children in their communities learn about and discuss family homelessness in a safe and friendly environment. Our Storytime Guide uses Paddington’s story as a jumping off point for discussing homelessness in age-appropriate ways. Kids have fun and make a difference for children in their communities.