About Funeral Toys
Funeral toys is part of Rouw&. Starting in the Netherlands (Rouw& means mourning), I have been working in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2016. With funeral toys I try to make death as accessible as possible for discussion with children. Funeral toys help to make death transparent, children (but also adults) can play their own story, and things can be explained or clarified with them.
The taboo(k) deals with what children want to know about death and what adults find difficult to discuss. There are child-friendly answers to the most frequently asked questions about death.
- Talk to children about death. Do it in a language they understand.
- Don’t be afraid that there are questions to which you don’t know the answer; you can certainly say that you don’t know something.
- A child does not ask questions for which he cannot process the answer, so do not worry that your answer is harmful.