Chaos, lack of perspective and damage to the financial, physical and mental health of families. These are dark times and we know that, but when we talk about children, who have a whole future ahead of them, we need to resort to some resources when it comes to making them understand such delicate and complex issues that we are going through in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Luckily, after more than a year of facing the changes that the virus brought us, it is already possible to find a series of works from children’s literature that talk, exactly, about covid with a look turned to the little ones, so that they understand, empathize and know how to deal better with the current situation.
Next, we made a smart selection with the most interesting of them. Good reading!
1. The world through the window – Regina Drummond
Work by Regina Drummond, who in addition to being a writer is the granddaughter of the poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, ‘The world through the window’ is the result of a pandemic and tries to translate, in the form of verses and rhymes, the emotions of those who had to face social isolation. kid.
With beautiful illustrations, the book addresses the loneliness, hope and struggle against coronavirus in a delicate and educational way.
Price: R $ 38
2. So much rain in the sky – Volnei Canonica
Volnei Canônica’s first book, a specialist in children’s literature, ‘So much rain on the sky’ is illustrated by Roger Ycaza and also brings the window as a key element for the construction of the narrative, told in poetic and sensitive prose.
In the winning story, a girl needs learn to deal with life cycles that end and then prepare for a series of changes, between losses and gains, which are part of childhood.
Price: $ 12.99
3. The Day the Lines Changed: An Inspiring Story about a Line, a Pandemic, and How Change Shapes us All – Kelley Donner
So far without a Portuguese version, Kelley Donner’s book is a great option for children between 2 and 6 years old who are starting to get acquainted with the English language – dads and moms can help with simple translation.
This is because the author, through simple resources such as torn paper, lines and basic geometric shapes, explains coronavirus pandemic for the little ones, without the need to actually mention the name of the disease.
The publication is also excellent for educators and teachers who wish to explain the current context in the classroom, but with a more optimistic and hopeful worldview.
Price: $ 229.00
4. Let’s deal with anger – Samantha Snowden
Didactic and with 50 practical activities, ‘Let’s deal with anger’ is not about the pandemic, but it is like a hand in the wheel on the days when children are with children. emotions at a glance (either for isolation or any other reason).
Between drawings, meditations and even the creation of a vocabulary that allows the little ones to cope better with the feeling, the book aims to make the child understand that anger is an emotion like any other, that is, it comes and goes although.
Price: R $ 33.30
5. Gentileza – Alison Green
As the title already says, ‘Kindness’ is about a reality in which all living beings cooperate and are kind to each other. Illustrated by different artists and, because of that, full of diversity in the drawings that fill the pages, the book is both didactic and sensitive, and one of the most sought after in Brazilian bookstores in recent times.
Price: R $ 34.40
6. Paula and the Pandemic – Dorothea Laurence
Another alternative for reading to children learning English, ‘Paula and the pandemic’ is, as you can imagine, about the little girl Paula and her experience during the Covid-19 pandemic: after the girl realized she couldn’t do some of the things she likes most indefinitely, her mother teaches her to exercise patience when planting a sunflower in the garden of the house where they live.
It is as good for explaining the pandemic to the little ones who still do not understand the situation very well, as well as to calm the hearts of anxious parents.
Price: R $ 140.40
7. The Magic of Breathing: A book to learn how to deal with anger, frustration, sadness and all other feelings – Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary
Written by clinical psychologist Christopher Willard and educator Wendy O’Leary, this book has as its basic principle teaching breathing techniques and mindfulness so that little ones manage emotions well.
With colorful illustrations and full of textures, the volume won the International Mom’s Choice Award, which honors works of excellence for the family, and can serve as a cover letter for manage moments of anxiety children caused by many hours at home.
Price: R $ 33.52
*The newsroom selected products in May 2021 – with values subject to change. We can receive a commission for purchases made on Amazon.