The Children’s Book ‘My Magic Scarf’ Teaches Children About Serious Illness

We recently read the children’s book My Magic Scarf and were really moved by it so thought we’d tell you about it.

The Magic Scarf is a very touching book that follows the journey of Tanya who is suddenly diagnosed with cancer.  Through Tanya’s story the book teaches children to have a sense of compassion and it creates an understanding of the importance of family, friends and school in helping children cope with a sudden illness.

The book also, very usefully, creates the opportunity to teach children the importance of speaking up if they don’t feel quite right when Tanya states in the story “Always this silly pain”. This is something that she never mentioned to her parents.

We think this is an important book that helps teachers, parents and carers have a useful discussion with children about a very difficult topic.

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