With it recently having been National Cancer Survivors Day on the 3rd of June it is a great time to give Cancer awareness a boost and we thought blogging about educating children on what Cancer is and what living with Cancer means is a great place to start…
We have gathered some resources that we think may be useful in helping your kids understand cancer. We have four virtual documents that you can print or download for your kids.
These guide have been created by Bupa who as part of their private health insurance for have gathered useful information for teaching children about Cancer and raising awareness around it. They say:
“The booklets are full of advice and information – from ideas for dealing with feelings to simple explanations about what cancer is and the different types of treatments. As well as case studies from other children who have been in a similar situation, to help reassure young readers that they are not alone.”
We have made these documents available on various document hosting sites and are now bringing them to you. These documents cover: understanding Cancer; learning about visiting Cancer patients in hospital; life at home with someone living with Cancer and finally a fun and educational activity book which is great to print out and give to your kids to complete.
What does Cancer mean?
Explaining what Cancer means to your children can be tricky so why not take a look at the first document below for a little help.
Visiting the hospital
This looks at frequently asked questions as from a child’s point of view on Cancer patients who are in hospital. This guide can help you cover basic questions before you visit someone at hospital so that your children are not confused or alarmed when they do visit the hospital.
Living at home with someone with Cancer
For those living with Cancer, life can be extremely difficult but living at home provides a safe and comfortable setting for them and for some they may be sharing their home with children. This guide looks at how you can prepare your child for this or raise their awareness on how living at home with someone at Cancer may require special changes to be made around the home.
Play time and learning at the same time
Here is a great educational and fun resource that you can print out for your kids to complete. Let us know in the comment section below how they found it!
If you have tips or advice on how you are raising awareness of Cancer with your kids or the greater community please let us know by commenting below!