Imagine arriving in a new country that is cold, wet and grey, where you don't know anyone and the journey you made took months possibly years by foot. This is the reality for children arriving as asylum seekers. They didn't choose to leave their home and will have experienced much trauma and difficulty along the way.
Shine Words is a game designed to help children to be heard, to explore their emotions and tell their stories. In many communities like West Bowling in Bradford, children from multiple nations play together but sometimes struggle to communicate.
The card game can be used in a one-to-one setting, to help children learn how to share their experiences and feelings, and also in groups to play fun games with others. Every card features English, Farsi, Kurdish, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian and Urdu, alongside beautiful illustrations. For every pack you buy we can provide a pack to a family in need for free.
At Shine West Bowling we try to support families in a wide range of ways; with clothes, toiletries, paperwork, food and most importantly, opportunities to be heard.
Find out more visit www.shinewords.org