T is for Training

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T is for Training: Rosie raps it up

‘T is for Training’ is similar to ‘D is for Deployment’, but the story is told through the eyes of Rosie, who has a mother in the Airforce. In this book, however, we explore the concepts of parents going away for shorter bursts of time for training or work-ups. Developing a shared language can improve children’s understanding of transitions in the household. The book explores some of the emotional and social responses children have to a parent working away. It also looks at ways to build resilience as they adapt to change.

Rosie also learns about the many different jobs people learn to do when they are away on training. The readers are guided by these 4 lovable characters who teach emotional skills and resilience.

Some of these resources can be found below. To access all of these resources, please visit the Children’s Resource Modules.

You can download these free resources:

  1. eBook: T is for Training: Rosies Story
  2. Accompanying Educational Activities (including puzzles, puppets, matching games, card games, board games, sight words, sequencing and storytelling activities)
  3. Audio read-along version Audio Player
  4. Key Word Sign read-along version (using key Auslan signs)
  5. Template to make a personalised version of the book when Mum (1) or Dad (2) works away. T is for Training Personalised 1 and T is for Training Personalised 2. (Instructions can be found in our Children’s modules).
  6. Commercially printed book All eBooks, interactive eBooks, downloadable (printable) versions of the book and teaching materials are free due to our wonderful funders. You can also order (and pay for) commercial, professionally printed books (details to come).
  7. Interactive app: (requires constant internet) for children to get the most out of the interactive app, they need to be very familiar with the story. After that, they can engage with just a few pages of the app at a time.

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