Click the 'View this item online' link above to view the recording of this episode of Play School. Play School celebrates new life and reflects on loved ones who've died. With stories and play we explore what can be challenging times for children. Presenters: Emma Palmer and Alex Papps. The Beginnings and Endings episode has

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This picture book, written by Virginia Ironside and illustrated by Frank Rodgers, tells the story of Jenny who finds a lot of little worries building up until she feels constantly anxious. She tries a number of ways to get rid of her 'bag of worries', but nothing works. One day an old lady explains that

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This picture book is from the Emotions series written by Brian Moses and illustrated by Mike Gordon. It explains how it feels to be angry, what might make someone feel angry, and what they can do to feel better.  The story may help children to recognise, and  talk about, their own feelings. Includes notes for

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This picture book is from the Emotions series written by Brian Moses and illustrated by Mike Gordon. It explains how it feels to be frightened, what might make someone feel frightened, and what they can do to feel better.  The story may help children to recognise and encourage them to talk about their own feelings.

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This picture book is from the Emotions series written by Brian Moses and illustrated by Mike Gordon. It explains how it feels to be sad, what might make someone feel sad, and what they can do to feel better.  The story may help children to recognise and encourage them to talk about their own feelings.

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This Medikidz comic is 'written by doctors for kids' and reviewed by children. It explains metastatic breast cancer (also known as advanced or secondary breast cancer) and its treatment, to children. Suitable for children of primary school age. Author: Kimberley Maxwell PhD.

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This Medikidz comic is written by doctors and reviewed by children. It explains breast cancer and its treatment to children. Suitable for children of primary school age. Authors: Dr Kim Chilman-Blair, Dr Columb Quigley and Shawn deLoache.

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Another excellent comic in the Medikidz series. This publication tells the story of Jenny whose grandmother has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The comic has been "written by doctors for kids", and has been peer reviewed by an Australian team and supported by Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) and the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group

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The bright hour

Nina Riggs was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the age of 38. At the time, she was a poet, and was married with two young sons. Nina is an exceptional writer who manages to describe her very serious situation in a way that is entertaining and often even, funny! The Afterword was written by

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Cover image of Our Mom has cancer

Picture book written by two young girls whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Describes their concerns as they watch and support their mother as she goes through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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