publication . Article . 2017

Wisely and Tactfully, Accessibly and Clearly: About Death in Children’s Literature

Dmitruk-Sierocińska, Katarzyna Iwona;
Open Access Polish
  • Published: 20 Nov 2017 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Death, although present and visible in life, is considered a social taboo and adults often protect their children from this topic. On the one hand, they think that by doing so they will avoid difficult topics, on the other hand, they do not know how to start a conversation. Besides explanation of what death is, they are also afraid of the feelings and emotions which accompany it: despair, sadness, grief, longing, mourning. Their fears and perhaps also their lack of knowledge push this topic to the margins of family life. And yet, death occurs not only in the world of humans but also of animals and plants. It should be talked about and the children’s natural curi...
free text keywords: pedagogy; literature, the child between 3 and 10 years of age; parents; talks about death; values in children’s literature; death in children’s literature, pedagogika, dziecko w wieku od 3 do 10 lat; rodzice; wybór książek; literatura dziecięca; śmierć; rozmowy o śmierci; wartości literatury dziecięcej; analiza treści literatury dziecięcej; śmierć w literaturze dziecięcej
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