Coronavirus – A book for children

Hello all.  I hope you are all keeping well and are managing to enjoy some of the sunshine.

Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?

Please find the link to the book here: Coronavirus-A-Book-for-Children

Take care and stay safe.  Mrs Greer.

Activity Ideas

I wanted to share some ideas of things you can do with your children to keep you all entertained during these unusual times.

  • Play your favourite board game (that has been a real hit in my house).
  • Do some mindfulness colouring – there are lots of free printables available on the internet.
  • Do an A-Z of things that make you happy.  Here is a link:  Happy A-Z
  • Send a video or Facetime family or friends.  (It has been lovely to do that with my family over the last few weeks.  Not sure why we don’t do it more often!!)
  • Close your eyes for two minutes.  What can you hear?  Write them down.
  • Rainbow window art.  (I have really enjoyed seeing the rainbows in windows – they have cheered me up).  Here are some examples:  Rainbow window art
  • Plant some flowers or vegetables.  You will be able to watch them grow.
  • Movie day/afternoon/night – it’s a must!
  • Exercise – there are lots of things available on YouTube to follow.  I know Joe Wicks PE lessons are a hit!!

I will put some new ideas up each week and hopefully you can try something new. 

Please take care of each other and stay safe.

Mrs Greer  😊

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