Posted: Friday 19th June 2020
...staying at home and going back to school in a bubble…
Staying Home - Sally Nicholls and Viviane Schwarz
Are you trying to explain lockdown to young children? If so then do take a look at this free ebook, created by author Sally Nicholls and illustrator Viviane Schwarz and published by Andersen Press;
In ‘Staying Home’ a family of energetic raccoons are going through a day in lockdown, no school, nursery or work – and explaining to the youngest members of the family how they’re doing their part to save lives just by staying at home!
Click here to download Staying Home, which is available free from Andersen Press’ website.
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus. You can find out more here and download the book for free here.
Nosy Crow also have other great resources on their website like a daily picture book story reading and free activity sheets to download. https://nosycrow.com/free-resources/
Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus
NHS Health Education England have collated information and resources on Covid-19 from trusted sources. In the ‘children and young people’ section there are a series of information buttons leading to books, or information, for parents and carers. Including the free downloadable book ‘Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus’ – part of their Nurse Dotty series. There is also a link to ‘Coronavirus - a book for children’, illustrated by Axel Sheffler.
You will also find information for BSL and Makaton users. https://library.nhs.uk/coronavirus-resources/children-and-young-people/
Coming back to school in a bubble! A YouTube story by Kezia Matthews
The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a whole new vocabulary for us to get used to e.g. shielding, lockdown and now ‘bubbles’!
Written by Kezia Matthews, and kindly shared by Shere Infants School in Surrey, this story explains all about the new arrangement that children will find when they come back into nursery, like only being in a small group, having to wash their hands when they get to nursery, and staying in the same space for dinner. The clear illustrations coupled with the calm voice of the narrator will make it easier for children to understand what is going to happen and to be more accepting of the change.
Winnie and Wilbur stay at home by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul
Join the favourite duo Winnie and Wilbur in a brand-new stay-at-home adventure. With Wilbur’s fun ideas and Winnie’s magic wand, staying at home can be lots of fun!
You can read the free ebook here.
For more Winnie and Wilbur stories and activities to enjoy at home visit
In this bright and friendly picture book, children learn that it’s okay to worry about coronavirus. Fun rhyming couplets keep the tone gentle and supportive, and you will find plenty of ideas for dealing with coronavirus in a positive way. ‘Everybody Worries’ offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together. Read the eBook >