Discover a curated collection of books, stories, physical resources, podcasts, videos and websites connected to each ride page in the Fairground, to further inspire therapists. Click on the icon squares to reveal each resource. If you have any feedback or ideas regarding the supporting materials, we would love to hear from you, please email us here.
Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools; enabling creativity, sociability, communication and learning (2012) by Leigh, Gersch, Dix and Haythorne.
Folklore Scotland: The Dream Makers – “…The girl carried on with her work, learning more all the time. Every day it was the same and every night the old man would make the dreams.”
Science-based journals from ‘Big Life Journals’ help children grow resilient, confident, and emotionally healthy.
Waves of Change: Modern Perspectives in Asian American Psychology is a conversation with Diana Chu and Dr. Mankit Li. We are San Francisco based psychotherapist and psychologist who like to deconstruct psychology, digging deep to challenge ourselves and our listeners.
The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 in Seattle, USA. At an overall height of 175 feet (53.3 m), it’s pretty impressive! Enjoy a spin with some relaxing piano music.
Relax Kids supports your children’s mental and emotional health and wellbeing with a range of tools and techniques to help calm their body and mind and build confidence and self-esteem.
Child Agency and Voice in Therapy (2020) by, Jones, Cedar, Coleman, Haythorne, Mercieca, Ramsden.
The Mirror – “Once upon a time, science and magic joined together to create The Mirror. An artifact of incredible power”.
Facing Feelings uses drawing, games, improvisation and conversation to help ‘draw’ out feelings whilst having fun. Emotional expression is the key to a healthy life.
Maudsley Learning Podcast: Building Bridges in Intercultural Therapy with Baffour Ababio. Hosted by Dr Alexander Curmi. Available from Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Identity Crisis Episode 2: Preferred Pronouns. We explain some of our own critiques of ‘preferred pronouns’, including the idea of compelling the speech of others, and of normalizing gender ideology.
Hampshire CAMHS: Sexuality and Gender Identity. Sexuality and gender can be a big part of who we are and can be a huge source of confusion, worry and stress for a lot of people.
Meeting the Shadow – The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (1991) Edited by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams. Offers exploration of self and practical guidance dealing with the dark side of personality based on Jung’s concept of ‘shadow’.
Childhood Reading: Bluebeard – “Once upon a time, in the fair land of France, there lived a very powerful lord, the owner of estates, farms and a great splendid castle, and his name was Bluebeard”.
Dixit Cards Expansion packs – 84 stunning new cards for Dixit. The gorgeous, imaginative artwork on the cards inspires players to create short stories. Great for group sessions.
This Jungian Life – Confronting the Shadow the work of Self Discovery – “Psychotherapy is essentially the work of making shadow conscious – all that we have not discerned then disowned, or projected onto others.” Available from Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
The Boy Who wanted to Shiver and Shudder – Fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, is the story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was.
Jung’s dream house and discovering your own archetypal home. In ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections’ Jung reports a seminal dream in his discovery of the collective unconscious. By Stephen Farah, Centre of Applied Jungian Studies website.
The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child (2018) by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. An indispensable guide to unlocking your child’s innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity.
Just Enough – A Folktale from Russia. “Once upon a time there lived a tailor’s son named Joseph. He worked beside his father in his little shop cutting and stitching clothing for the wealthy folks in town”.
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes – Set of six cubes features 36 engaging questions about children’s experiences to spark conversations. Can also be used in character development activities and brainstorming before writing.
Grief Cast – Cariad Lloyd talks to Dr Shelley Gilbert MBE, a psychotherapist who established the charity, Grief Encounter in 2003 to help children cope with grief and bereavement. Available from Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk with Dr Brené Brown. Brené studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research to understand humanity.
Grief Encounter is here to help with the confusion, fear, loneliness and pain, providing a lifeline to children and young people to cope with free, immediate, one-to-one support.
The Little Book of Awe and Wonder: A Cabinet of Curiosities (2013) by Dr Matthew Mcfall – “Prepare yourself to experience wonder, wondering and wonderful learning. A celebration of the inspiring, the informative, the weird and the wonderful.”
The Golden Key – “In the winter time, when deep snow lay on the ground, a poor boy was forced to go out on a sledge to fetch wood…”
Create your own Cabinet of Curiosities – Sometimes it is hard to create a story from scratch and many people need an idea to start from –like a topic or an object. Chol Theatre and Arts Company provide inspiration to help you get started.
Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre. Available from Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
The Hero’s Journey according to Joseph Campbell – by Matthew Winkler and Kirill Yeretsky. “What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature’s most interesting heroes?”
The Psychology and Neuroscience of Curiosity by Celeste Kidd and Benjamin Y. Hayden – “Curiosity is a basic element of our cognition, but its biological function, mechanisms, and neural underpinning remain poorly understood…”
The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back (2003) by Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong. “A story for children who have lost someone they love. Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back.”
Wild Women: Seal Skin / Soul Skin – “Last week I saw a boy. He was sat on a rock talking to a seal and I thought it was odd. Boys don’t usually sit on rocks and talk to seals. So when he came back I asked him…”
StoryWorld Cards: Stories by the Sea by John and Caitlin Matthews. Published in 2009 by Templar Publishing.
Myths and Legends: Sinbad the Sailor – “A story of loss, hardship, and redemption and then partying so hard that you forget all that loss, hardship, and redemption and need to do it all over again.” Available from Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
Uk’otoa Sea Shanty – A rousing sea shanty. “Upon a sea that’s tossed and gray, we fight to keep the dreams at bay, for in our sleep we hope for peace, lest the nightmares have their way…”
Big Thoughts For Little Thinkers (2020) by Daniel Thompson – “This book is my attempt to encourage children towards a lifelong journey of critical thinking and sow the seeds of wider philosophical principles to the next generation of big thinkers.“
The Three Little Pigs by Roald Dahl (1982)
– “Published in Revolting Rhymes, a collection of six Roald Dahl poems, each poem is a parody of a traditional folk tale. He provides a re-interpretation and surprise ending instead of the traditional happily-ever-after ending.”
Kids Genius Magnetic Poetry – A real vocabulary builder, Kid Genius features 220 double-sided word magnets that stick both ways with a common word on one side and a brain-expanding synonym on the other side. Ages 5+
Kids’ Poetry Club – Since starting in January 2020, Kids’ Poetry Club has been a whimsical home full of the joys of kids’ poetry, where kids can listen to and read poetry, and share their own poetry. All 150+ episodes are available for free!
English KS2: Write a poem – Presenter Naomi Wilkinson and a group of children gather in a greetings card shop and, using the cards for inspiration, are challenged to write a poem for someone they know. This short film is from the BBC series, Get Creative.
The Children’s Poetry Archive – “Poetry doesn’t just live in books – it lives in the sounds that words make. When we read poems out loud we breathe life into them and we can picture them in our imagination. We hope you find your favourite here. “