This story is dedicated to the children that perhaps could do with a little help coping and making sense of a very traumatising event through a light-hearted and entertaining story. This way, it is hoped they can then connect the principles of earthquakes and aftershocks into a fun-filled learning experience, giving them the ability to smile and find comfort when they experience these earth tremors.
This book was conceived in the midst of the first major (5.3) aftershock following the main 7.1 quake of 4 September 2010.and continued to support them through the quake of February 22, 2011
The children spread the message around their families and at school and I was often asked what did I do to make the children so calm…they connected the aftershocks to Mother Earth and realised they now had no need to fear as they had an easy way to explain away the very scary feelings they felt each time an aftershock occurred.
Having a story by which to make sense of a very difficult concept is empowering each child as each day they met up with these earthquakes and aftershocks.
Thus the STORY IS BORN.
Michelle Lagatule and Rose Spijkerman
Mother Earth and the Quakeia Babies
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