As challenging as this time is for adults, it is children who are struggling to make sense of and to understand the effects of COVID-19. Headwaters Relief Organization, a nonprofit with 15 years experience of working with disaster relief nationally and internationally, has created a coloring book – “When We All Stayed Home” – to assist parents in helping their children stay occupied, learn and also understand what is going on around them.
The coloring book engages children in artwork, while also explaining COVID-19. The book also includes tips for adults on communicating with children about the coronavirus; common questions children may have; skills to teach children to protect themselves; common reactions children have to stress; ideas for adults helping to school their children at home; strategies for self-care for those providing this schooling.
Each coloring book is $5, which allows you to receive a book and Headwaters Relief Organization to provide another book to a child in need around the country. Books are available now.
– edited by Georgette Gouveia