Books That Help Explain Germs and Sickness to Kids
March 22, 2020
As we live through this strange and frightening time in history, there’s no doubt that our children are confused and worried, or can’t quite understand what a virus is or why we are taking the precautions that we are. I, for one, know that my toddler is raring to get outside and can’t understand the lack of park trips, play dates and library visits as of late. While we’re all busy doing as much home-schooling and crafting as we can with our kids, one of the best activities we can do is read to them. Books have a way of explaining things and quelling fears that no other medium does. I’ve rounded up a list of books that can help explain to children what germs are and why they would want to avoid getting sick and what being sick is, as well as how to cope with anxiety and worries in a healthy way.
Bear Feels Sick – This does a good job of showing how germs can spread if you are around your friends while sick.
The Berenstain Bears were always my favorite series growing up, and the books are still so beloved today. Hospital Friends is great for any child that might have to go to hospital, and Sick Days is about staying home when you’re sick.
What books have you been reading with your kids while at home? Have your kids been asking questions about our current world situation? If so, how have you been explaining this crisis to them? Comment and let us know!
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