This week we are launching a brand-new Little Troopers story book for pre-school children. We think it is important for children to have books that they can relate to. It can be particularly hard for young children to understand why Mummy or Daddy keep going away. To celebrate the new book launch we are giving away 100 copies in time for Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June.
‘I’m a Little Trooper’ is written by published children’s author, Donna David. Aimed at pre-school children, the short, illustrated storybook explores what it means to be a ‘Little Trooper’. It describes the shared experiences, feelings and emotions that thousands of military children encounter in the Armed Forces community.
Louise, founder of our charity, comments: “This is a really special book that will help young children feel proud to be ‘little troopers’. We want all military children to feel recognised, included and celebrated and this book does this in a simple way. You can use the book to talk to children as young as two about the feelings they might have. It covers moving home, parents going away and new schools/nurseries, as well as explaining that little troopers are amazing.
The charity will be giving away 100 copies of our Little Troopers story book to families as part of a prize draw. We’ll post them out for Armed Forces Day so that families can read the story as part of their celebrations. To enter the draw complete the form here. Entries will be accepted up to the 19th June 2023. The book will then be available in our online shop later in the year with proceeds going towards our work.
The release of ‘I’m a Little Trooper’ is just one of many ways that families can use our resources to celebrate Armed Forces Day. Visit www.littletroopers.net for ideas and inspiration