Thinking Books is a new mentoring scheme from TrinityLearning designed to help children develop empathy and emotional literacy skills. Children and mentors share carefully selected books which start conversations about feelings and relationships. All our volunteers receive bespoke training, delivered by Relate and are fully supported by TrinityLearning.
Thinking Books can help children by giving them the opportunity to think about, and talk about the feelings and difficulties of the characters they encounter in the books they share. The books are carefully chosen to appeal to a wide range of ages, interests and reading abilities and all offer opportunities to infer how characters may be feeling and emotional problems for children to discuss.
Volunteers are supported with book notes for each book to help them to encourage children to look and think deeply.
A note to other churches:
Why not help your local school by making a donation of Thinking Books to their local library? – if you’re short of cash, try your local charity shops & book sales!