What does death mean, mummy ?
How can we best guide young children in their acceptance of bereavement?
Each of us experiences periods of grief in our lifetime. Children’s understanding of death develops until the age of about 9. It is an important milestone in their life: they assimilate the irreversible, universal and physiological notion of death. So how can we best guide young children in their acceptance of bereavement?
Daphné Champenois, in bachelor motion design, had the idea of a small book that can be read with the child, to help overcome the taboo of death. Each page asks a question and opens the dialogue between the adult and child. Educational videos complement the book thanks to QR codes. The universe is gentle, light-hearted and bright. The illustrations are vivid and symbolic, and let the reader choose their answers freely.
This project is part of Design portfolio 2020, a selection of 36 projects from this year which bear witness to the talent, creativity and know-how developed by the students during their undergraduate studies.
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