Educators support children understanding about bushfires with this free online storybook "Birdie and The Fire".
This is a story of Birdie, a small bird who is forced to flee when a bushfire sweeps through her neighbourhood.
It has colourful illustrations and a compassionate but truthful explanation of living through fire.
Developed by the Queensland Government, it is part of a series of books written with the support of mental health experts to support children to cope with natural disasters and other big life events.
It is available in many community languages, including English, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese and more.
For more information: Birdie and the Fire
Note: Hard copies of the book is available at $10 (plus postage) while the ebooks are available free to read.
Supportive Resources, Australian Childcare Alliance, 8 January 2020