Animals Speak! Issue 9

by | Apr 29, 2020 | Animals Speak!

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Hi Everyone,

It’s Kirrie here again! How’s everyone doing? I know this is hard and I’ll bet some of you are missing your friends. Y’know what? I’ll bet your friends are missing you, too! Have you ever written a letter or done some artwork and sent it to your friend? You could put it in the post or you could send it by email if you know your friends’ addresses. If you don’t, you could keep some little notes or do some of the pictures and save them to give to them when you see them next! I’ll bet they would like that!

Now, today we have something a little different and very special for you. I have permission from the people involved to share this with all of you! If you see the picture at the top of the page, you’ll see it’s of a special book: The Stay Home Superheroes! And not only will you be able to read the book but you’ll be able to hear Alba read the book!

So here’s the deal. Alba lives in Lossiemouth Scotland with Lauren Hayword who works for the Torridon Education Group. Lauren and Alba saw Sophie Marsh’s great story and decided to connect with her to have Alba read it aloud! So below you will find two links. The first link is for the book, and the second link is for the video of Alba reading it. You can read along with Alba!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Click this link to get the book: Stay Home Superheroes Book

Then click this link to get the video of Alba reading it: Alba Reading

I hope you enjoy our special treat. We thank Sophie Marsh and Lauren Hayword and Alba for allowing us to share the book and the special reading of it!

See you soon, everybody!

Animals Speak! is a project of the International Institute of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® featuring therapists and their animals from all over the world who have been trained in AAPT. The purpose is to provide child-friendly information about topics related to the pandemic, along with some fun or interesting ideas to help kids of all ages cope with what is going on.

To see prior issues, click right here.

To contact Kirrie or her human (Dr. Risë VanFleet), send an email to

To learn more about Animal Assisted Play Therapy® click this link.

*Animal Assisted Play Therapy is a trademark of the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center, Inc. and its International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy®.

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