How dolls' house beds help grieving children

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By Dancing_Diva | Monday, February 13, 2012, 14:51

Dolls' house furniture is proving an invaluable tool to help grieving children.

Role-play has always been a useful method of running through some uncertain scenarios.

The bereavement charity, Holding On Letting Go, works with children and their families after the recent death of a significant person in their lives.

One activity they run is to give a child a sand tray with lots of miniature dolls, vehicles and furniture so that they can express what life was like before, during and after losing the person they loved.

Children naturally play. Through their play they can be creative, live out their imaginations, develop social skills and express their feelings freely.

Holding On Letting Go runs non-residential weekend events in Sittingbourne, Kent, where bereaved children visit to explore their feelings through such creative and therapeutic work.

It's a useful exercise, according to Caroline Pittard at Holding On Letting Go: "It helps them explore and understand their feelings.

"We give them the opportunity to mix with other children who have lost someone they have loved.

"Some of the children who come on these weekends may have been bullied because they have lost their mum or dad and we give a secure environment where they won't be mocked and where they can work through their anger, grief and all of their feelings."

Derbyshire-based The Dolls' House Emporium is delighted to assist this healing work with children by donating the dolls' house beds requested. If your company can help Holding On Letting Go in any way, please contact Caroline on 08445 611511.

For further information, visit or call 080 00 11 44 11

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