COVID-19 is a big deal-but with all that adults have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook the pandemic’s impact on children. This book provides a great way for parents and caregivers to introduce and reinforce the importance of safety measures to children while giving kids the opportunity to ask questions and share their feelings. Embracing the latest science, The Teensy Weensy Virus pairs simple, kid-friendly explanations with bright colorful illustrations, while offering additional resources for adults and an informative song to help lighten the mood as families engage with this serious topic.
I really liked the idea behind this book!
As an adult I am a little weary of Covid -19 but I have a three year old daughter who is very inquisitive and coming to learn more about this.
We went in to lockdown and isolation not long after she was two and a half so it has been around now for a good chunk of her young age. Sadly she saw me get very poorly with Covid as I have a low immune system it took a good while for me to fight it and it did affect her and upset her to see me so unwell at home so the book was good to be able to talk more about it.
She knows hands, face and space and that we need to stay at least 2 metres away from people but this book helped explain a little more why and gave me a different way to touch upon the subject.
It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & SONGWRITER
Sherri Rose grew up in Richmond, Virginia. As a retired pediatric and family nurse practitioner, as well and a hospice and palliative care nurse, she recognizes the critical importance of helping children understand what is happening during this pandemic that is currently sweeping our globe. COVID-19 has created so much stress, anxiety, grief, and loss for adults—imagine what children must think but be unable to express!
Inspired by her concerns for the smallest among us—as well as by her own significant grief over not being able to hug her children and grandchildren during quarantine—Sherri began to write this book to help preschoolers understand what is going on and why all of us must follow new rules. As a mother of three daughters and three stepdaughters, as well as a grandmother to many, she hopes that the resources found in this book will be useful to all the readers all over the world. Sherri is having six translations created to spread the importance of basic safety guidelines with this very smart virus. She wrote the lyrics to the little song at the end of the book to have something light and happy after reading about a serious topic.