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Half my Heart

Our ‘Half a Heart’ resource aims to help children who are experiencing separation anxiety.

About this resource:

Half My Heart is a creative and heart-warming separation anxiety activity for kids that helps children feel connected to their loved ones when they're apart.

Based on the concept of giving something of yours to your child as a reminder of your love, this activity allows children to tap into their creativity by decorating a heart and cutting it in half. One half is kept by the child, while the other half is kept by the parent or caregiver.

When the child touches or kisses their heart, the parent or caregiver will feel it, developing a sense of closeness even when physically separated.

Key Features:

Creative Expression: Children get to express their creativity by decorating and personalising their own heart. They can use various art supplies, such as markers, crayons, or stickers, to make their heart unique and special.

Heart Theme: The activity involves cutting the heart in half, with one half given to the child and the other half kept by the parent or caregiver. This physical connection symbolises the bond between them, even when they're not together.

Emotional Connection: By touching or kissing their heart, children can feel a sense of connection with their loved one. This action serves as a reminder of the love and support they have, easing separation anxiety.

Benefits:

Emotional Comfort: Half My Heart provides emotional comfort to children experiencing separation anxiety. It offers a tangible reminder of their loved one's presence and love, providing reassurance and reducing feelings of distress.

Creative Outlet: Engaging in the activity allows children to express their emotions and creativity. It serves as a positive distraction and channel for their feelings during moments of separation.

Bond Strengthening: Half My Heart strengthens the bond between children and their loved ones when they are apart. It encourages a sense of closeness and connection, promoting a secure attachment relationship.

Self-Soothing: Touching or kissing their heart can be a self-soothing technique for children. It helps them regulate their emotions and provides a sense of comfort and security when away from their loved one.

Half My Heart is a heartfelt separation anxiety resource that empowers children to feel connected to their loved ones whenever they’re apart. By decorating and sharing a heart, children can find comfort, express their creativity and nurture their emotional well-being during times of separation.

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Our ‘Half a Heart’ resource aims to help children who are experiencing separation anxiety.

About this resource:

Half My Heart is a creative and heart-warming separation anxiety activity for kids that helps children feel connected to their loved ones when they're apart.

Based on the concept of giving something of yours to your child as a reminder of your love, this activity allows children to tap into their creativity by decorating a heart and cutting it in half. One half is kept by the child, while the other half is kept by the parent or caregiver.

When the child touches or kisses their heart, the parent or caregiver will feel it, developing a sense of closeness even when physically separated.

Key Features:

Creative Expression: Children get to express their creativity by decorating and personalising their own heart. They can use various art supplies, such as markers, crayons, or stickers, to make their heart unique and special.

Heart Theme: The activity involves cutting the heart in half, with one half given to the child and the other half kept by the parent or caregiver. This physical connection symbolises the bond between them, even when they're not together.

Emotional Connection: By touching or kissing their heart, children can feel a sense of connection with their loved one. This action serves as a reminder of the love and support they have, easing separation anxiety.

Benefits:

Emotional Comfort: Half My Heart provides emotional comfort to children experiencing separation anxiety. It offers a tangible reminder of their loved one's presence and love, providing reassurance and reducing feelings of distress.

Creative Outlet: Engaging in the activity allows children to express their emotions and creativity. It serves as a positive distraction and channel for their feelings during moments of separation.

Bond Strengthening: Half My Heart strengthens the bond between children and their loved ones when they are apart. It encourages a sense of closeness and connection, promoting a secure attachment relationship.

Self-Soothing: Touching or kissing their heart can be a self-soothing technique for children. It helps them regulate their emotions and provides a sense of comfort and security when away from their loved one.

Half My Heart is a heartfelt separation anxiety resource that empowers children to feel connected to their loved ones whenever they’re apart. By decorating and sharing a heart, children can find comfort, express their creativity and nurture their emotional well-being during times of separation.