That’s Not the Plan

Type: Books

This story helps you and your child build resilience with practical language, ideas, and strategies from child development experts.

For the grown-ups
Make your tricky job of parenting a whole lot easier with expert advice at the back of the book to help you raise a resilient child.

For the child
Help your child learn resilience strategies, adapt to change, and work through big feelings with this camping adventure.

The story follows the main character, Perry, who is helped by his best friend and family to overcome the challenges of uncertainty, frustration, anxiety and fear.

Key points

  • Child-led free-play in nature releases ‘happy hormones’ for a healthy brain.
  • Problem-solving and perseverance are learnt through play.
  • Resiliency is built on a foundation of strong emotional connections with primary caregivers.
  • Role-modelling resilient behaviors shows kids what to do in difficult times.
Ages 2 - 7