Yesterday, a devastating tornado swept through Oklahoma, and our thoughts are with the families there. We know it can be difficult (at best) talking with kids about events like this. If youre looking for tips and support, we can offer some: From the Raise a Reader blog: Using Books to Break the Ice and Tips for Talking With Kids About Scary News From our Parents site: Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War and Violence From Instructor Magazine: When Terrible Things Happen From the Yale Child Study Center: Tips for Helping Families and Children Cope with Disaster and Stress And, Scholastics editor-at-large Suzanne McCabe talked with NPR about helping kids through difficult times following the Sandy Hook shootings. We think its helpful and relevant today, too. You can find it here.