It's fair to say things are rather tense in the United Kingdom at the moment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Us adults are worried about it, so just imagine what it's like for our offspring. Molly Watts, a staff nurse on the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Southampton Children’s Hospital has written a book that clearly explains Coronavirus to kids. It's called Dave the Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus, and is free to download now.
Dave The Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus Book
Complete with colourful illustrations, the Dave The Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus book tells the story of a dog that is frightened about all the new routines and news with the COVID-19 outbreak. His neighbour Dotty the Nurse helps alleviate his fears with concise, factually correct information about Coronavirus.
It very simply, yet effectively explains to children through story that although things might seem very frightening at the moment, here's what you can do to minimise your risk of getting it, and what is most likely to happen should you be unfortunate enough to contract it.
Isolation and school closures are very daunting for kids, but with this book they'll find out why it's happening in a way that won't panic them.
This book has been downloaded over 15,000 times and we can see why. I will be using it for my boys, because I truly think this book covers everything they need to know at their ages.