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The Penguin with Two Homes

an educational story about divorce

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Ages: 4 - 10

Devices: Mobile, Tablet, or Desktop

Topics: Family, Relationships


Follow along as penguin learns about divorce, and how to cope with a changing family. The Penguin with Two Homes is a 16 page digital story, full of bright and colorful illustrations to keep children engaged as they learn about divorce.

Suggested Uses

Comparison: Compare the experiences of Penguin to those of your young clients who are dealing with divorce. What's similar, and what's different? Can your clients relate with Penguin? Use comparisons to prompt discussion about personal experiences.

Lessons: During the course of the story, Penguin learns several important lessons: The divorce was not her fault, her parents love her regardless of where they live, and she will always have a family, despite the changes. Highlight these lessons for your client, and use them for further exploration.

Dealing with Emotions: Penguin experiences anger, sadness, and anxiety as a result of her parents' divorce. Eventually, Penguin learns to manage these feelings by talking with an adult. Use Penguin's experience as a prompt to explore how your client's emotions have been affected by divorce. If you would like to delve deeper into anxiety or anger, check out The Angry Monkey and The Nervous Mouse.

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