Stories speak a child's language. They can get to the core of the problem by speaking to the child on a deeper and immediate level. By using colour, images, action, fantasies and metaphors in a non-threatening manner the child is able to relate to the story. Stories are familiar to children and give them the opportunity to explore various issues without feeling as though the focus is on them. Each story is focused on a specific theme such as feelings, anger, anxiety, bullying, divorce, loss, abuse etc. The content is concise, validates feelings the child may be experiencing, provides coping skills and is interactive. Other activities can be introduced to further explore the theme of the story.