Children’s story book helps them deal with coronavirus

Image: courtesy of Holly Belgum

A doctor has in the USA has written an online children’s book aimed at helping them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Holly Belgum, a paediatrics doctor at the University of Minnesota said she had written ‘Piggy and Bunny and the Stay-at-Home Plan” to try and help kids process the emotions they may be feeling while stuck at home.

“I have a good friend whose daughter is 7. She FaceTimed me and she was crying and said, ‘I’m so scared of this virus and I miss my friends,’” said Belgum. “There are so many kids in Minnesota and around the world who are dealing with the effects of this,” reports radio. “Together they figure out ways to help each other.”

“Basically, it’s a story about two best friends, piggy and bunny,” added Belgum, who has also done the book’s illustrations. “They’re sad things aren’t normal but together they figure out ways to comfort each other.”She said the book explores difficult emotions while also giving kids ideas for how to interact with each other from afar.The book available to download for free. 

Author: Simon Weedy

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