A must read is the free downloadable picture book Coronavirus: A Book for Children that helps answer the questions kids ages 4-10 are asking during this difficult time. The book was conceived by Nosy Crow publishers who aspired to create an informative tool accessible to all families. It is endorsed by the UK National Health Service and authenticated by head teachers, a child psychologist, and Professor Graham Medley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The friendly story explains in straightforward narrative what we currently know about this virus, why it matters, how it spreads, what children can do and how they can help. Kids are presented with clarification about the coronavirus along with valuable social and emotional elements such as conveying empathy for siblings, empathy for parents who must work from home, and the importance of isolation by each of us for the greater good. There are also suggestions for kids to deal with feelings of anxiety, doubt, and fear.
Delivered with appealing cartoon-style art, lighthearted speech bubbles and an uplifting tone, readers will hear the encouraging message that we’ll all get through this together.