Activity Tell the Telephone
unconnected real or realistic toy telephones
Procedure Encourage children to tell the telephone their needs and wishes whenever
they want to. Explain that it is important for them to express their secret
desires and any worries they have. Be sure to explain that although their
wishes and hopes are important to state, expressing them will not change
what has happened. Explain to them that adults and children often feel
better after talking about their needs or worries.
Issues emotional insecurity, separation, loss, a need to be cared for
Purpose To provide an opportunity for children to anonymously and safely
express their needs and hopes.