It has been a long and painful week in Boston. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have irrevocably altered so many lives. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all those who have suffered, and our profound gratitude to the law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical professionals, and ordinary citizens who risked their lives to save others and ensure the safety of our entire community.
We dedicate ourselves everyday to the work of helping young children understand their world, but sometimes the world is a scary place. Thankfully, Boston institutions like WGBH and Harvard University have developed quality resources to help parents discuss tragedy and disaster with their children. If you need them, they’re here (“Helping Our Children Feel Safe”, and “Discussing Tragedy with Children”).
As the city begins to recover, we will continue to do what we do best, creating media that encourages children to learn, play, collaborate, and help each other make a world that’s a little less scary.
All the best,
Next Generation Preschool Math