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Books for Kids about COVID-19

COVID-19 was first identified in late 2019. Since then, the coronavirus has spread widely and the disease was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020.

How do we explain what is going on in the world to our children?

These books were written to help you as a parent, teacher or other caregiver talk to your kids about the coronavirus. With so much uncertainty and fear out there, COVID-19 for Kids uses simple rhymes and fun illustrations to share the facts, how to stay healthy and how to stop the spread of the coronavirus. This is Now ABCs has engaging pictures to bring everything from ‘F is for Flatten the Curve’ and ‘N is for New Normal’ to life.

eBooks and Soft Cover Books are on sale HERE.

A portion of our profits will be donated to the fight against COVID-19! So far, we have donated over SG$5,500 to the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund and Singapore Community Chest’s Courage Fund!

Check it out! We were featured in The Straits Times on Tuesday May 19, 2020:

About Us

Why did we write these book?

As the parents of two young children in Singapore, we became increasingly worried about the coronavirus as it spread from Wuhan, China to our shores and the rest of the world. We’ve lived in the US, China and Canada, and have traveled extensively to many other countries now affected. With family and friends in some of the worst affected places, we are very worried about the coronavirus and want to do something to help.

We adults are inundated with constant news and images about COVID-19, but it’s not easy to find appropriate resources and the right words to share what is going on with our kids. Meanwhile, kids are picking up on the stress and fear around them, without understand it or knowing what they can do to help and feel more in control.

Hopefully these books helps by (1) equipping you to discuss the coronavirus with your children and (2) raising money to fight COVID-19 around the world.

How You Can Help

Buy

Help a kid in your life understand what is going on by buying these books and sharing it with them.

A portion of profits from every book sold will be donated to help fight coronavirus around the world and support those affected by COVID-19 in Singapore.

Donate

Do you know of libraries, schools or groups who would benefit from having these books on their shelves? Consider donating some books to them.

Thanks to the generous support of The Majurity Trust’s Singapore Strong Fund, we have donated over 1,000 copies of COVID-19 for Kids in Singapore.

Discuss

Use these stories as a starting point to have a conversation with kids about how they’re feeling and coping with coronavirus.

It could be as simple as having a chat after reading the books at bedtime, or as elaborate as a video conference with children around the world. Please share what you did so we can inspire others!

Coronavirus Resources for Parents and Teachers

Find our suggested book discussion guide and links to other organisations who are developing COVID-19 resources for children here.