Your child joins the main character, Perry, on a fun family camping trip. But things do not go according to plan. Together they learn new ideas and strategies to overcome the challenges they meet. The resilience-building tools and techniques your child learns can be adapted to help them in their own real-life situations.
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- Free eBook with all hardcover purchases
- Ages 2 — 7
Hardcover (includes free eBook)
A super sturdy hardcover with thick, child-friendly pages.
A tough, matt laminated softcover with thick, child-friendly pages.
A digital download in ePub format, compatible with Mac, PC, smartphones and tablets.
‘That’s Not the Plan’ is a personalised book to help children build resilience one challenge at a time. It shares ideas and strategies to help kids process their emotions, adapt to change, persevere, problem-solve, build confidence and bounce back from adversities.
Exercise in nature together as an effective way for your bodies to use up stress hormones and release ‘happy’ hormones.
Unleash their creativity
Encourage your child to engage in new or different experiences. Problem-solving and perseverance are learnt through child-led creative play.
Form strong connections
Make yourself physically, mentally and emotionally available to your child, providing them with opportunities to receive your full-focussed attention.
Build a toolbox
Be a role model for your kids. Resiliency is a learnt set of responses that support us through adversities.
You said it yourselves
“The story is relatable, the illustrations are stunning and the support and guidance they offer kids and parents is invaluable.”
Mum of one
“These books are beautifully done and serve a meaningful purpose. They fulfil the need for high quality, entertaining child-centred books about real-life topics and difficulties children deal with every day.”
Neuroscience educator, dad, grandad, foster parent and expert consultant for My Big Moments
“These books have been a fantastic way to connect with my child, opening up our conversations and allowing us to discuss how we feel or have felt during difficult times.”
Registered Play Specialist, Director of Creative Coping and mum of three
"What amazing books you have created. They will be so very useful in helping children through the challenges life throws at us all. Big thumbs up from me."
Children's book publisher, editor and mum of two