Child to Child materials now available on our website

October 2014

Our Child to Child manuals are now available as ebooks to download. They are designed for teachers, health workers, youth leaders and other adults wanting to facilitate participatory activities with children and young people.

The manuals provide practical guidance to using the Child to Child approach to improve the health, education and wellbeing of children through participatory activities.


You can download the following Child to Child materials by clicking on the title:

This manual provides information and training activities for those who wish to learn how to use the Child to Child approach.

This book includes case studies from projects that use the Child to Child approach to work with children who are 0-5 years old. It also includes activity sheets on six health topics (Playing with young children Parts 1 & 2, Understanding Children’s Feelings, A Place to Play, Feeding Young Children 1 & 2).

This manual can be used to set up a Child to Child project implementing the 6-step approach. It gives detailed information on how to plan the sessions, as well as how to overcome problems and barriers if and when they arise.

This publication describes a series of activities designed to be carried out with children to involve them in avoiding risks and mitigating the consequences of disasters, in order to make children’s and young people’s lives safer.

This activity booklet provides ideas on helping children be alert to the dangers in mined areas, how to avoid these dangers and how to encourage others to do the same. It is aimed at those planning mine risk education projects for children and for those involved in mine awareness programmes as teachers or trainers.

This book considers how Child to Child activities can help vulnerable children and gives detailed instructions on a large number of activities to do with them to help improve their lives.

The manual illustrates ways in which Child to Child activities can be used to improve the health and well being of children living in camps. Water and sanitation, malaria, disability and preventing accidents are some of the topics covered within in the four chapters

This book looks at the issues facing unaccompanied children and the high vulnerability of their situation, along with the systems that can or cannot be put in place to cope. It also explores the use of Child to Child activities as a means of assisting with such issues as post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD).

This publication looks at six different case studies, each with a focus on children in difficult circumstances. From Bhutanese refugee camps to unaccompanied child refugees in Zaire, the issues of partnership working, maintenance of rights and sustainability are explored. The remarkable resilience shown by children coping with disaster and trauma is also discussed.


We also have a selection of stories that can be used for health education and skills development, available here.