Explaining COVID-19 to your little ones can be a challenge. OWWL2Go has some books that might help. They’ve selected a group of books about germs, illness, and disease that are age-appropriate and explanatory without stoking your child’s fears. You’ll find them at the link above. Here are a few to get you started:
Curious George Discovers Germs
In this exciting new Curious George series all about discovery, George comes down with a cold and can’t wait to feel better. In the meantime, it’s straight to bed for this monkey. But when George drifts to sleep, his dreams take him on a wild ride inside the body to learn all about germs, how they affect us, and how to avoid and get rid of them. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
Community Helpers at the Hospital
This book presents the community helpers on the scene at a hospital using simple text and full-color photography. Part of the Community Helpers series, it includes a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and helpful internet sites to check out. The book talks about doctors, lab workers, nurses, pharmacists, and others who help you if you’re at the hospital.
Keep it Clean: Time to Wash Up
This Level One guided reader teaches students how to prevent the spread of germs by washing hands, and the importance of cleaning up.