What is coronavirus? Why can’t I go outside and play with my friends? What should I do? This informative picture book explains the current virus situation in simple terms and urges children to help fight it!
This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG,
in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. A framework of topics to be addressed through the story was developed using the survey results. The book was shared through storytelling to children in several countries affected by COVID-19. Feedback from children, parents and caregivers was then used to review and update the story.
Written by South African poet and social philosopher Athol Williams and illustrated by Taryn Lock. Theart Press has granted permission for this book to be freely distributed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Donations can be made to READ to RISE.
Narrated by Donald Sutherland, an audio book or download (with email) that addresses sheltering in place. Meet Amos and his mom. They're sheltering at home. Find out how they use their imaginations and huge hearts to bring their neighborhood together. And how you can too.