Magination Press, an organization dedicated to publishing psychology-related books for children, has released two new resources to help kids of different ages cope with the new Coronavirus. The first is A Kid’s Guide to the Coronavirus, a picture book for young children to read with an adult. This approachable story explains what the virus is, how we can stay safe, and what changes we may see in our lives. At the end of the story, the Reader’s Note has tips for caregivers about how to validate their child’s emotions, create new routines, and take care of themselves. To access this free book, please click here!
The second resource is an activity booklet for older children, ages 11-18, called Unstuck! 10 Things to do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic. It contains creative, stress-relieving activities that cover topics such as addressing grief, finding things to be thankful for, and expressing tough feelings. Although this booklet deals with serious topics, it does so through activities that include bingo sheets, journaling prompts, and colorful calendars. To find these activities, please click here!