In this episode, children will:
- find out how to deal with life’s big changes with gratitude.
- understand that change doesn't have to be scary.
- learn about the blind explorer who traveled far and wide to face life’s challenges head-on.
- What did Zara name the two-headed aquatic animal she discovered
- Erik's story taught us that even if your life takes a different turn or a change that you didn’t plan for, you can always find a new way to have fun. Can you think of a recent situation where things didn't work out how you thought they would but you still had fun?
- If you could take a time machine to your past, when would you want to go?
1. Try out the "In Or Out of My Control" printable available in our Resilience Kit. The printable is a helpful reminder for your child when they face big life changes. Even when things are overwhelming, there are still things they can do to feel in control and move forward.
2. Watch one of these "Top 15 Movies About Change and Growth for Children."
3. Talk to your child about changes they've previously coped with successfully. Ask them questions such as "what did your child learn from each experience? How did they get through it, and what coping skills have they learned?" Discuss the idea that every time your child experiences a big change, they’re stronger and more prepared for the next one.
Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Maloney.