Let’s be real here for a second – no one really expected most of what has happened this year to happen. From wildfires, hurricanes, travel bans and a global pandemic. Even living in an age where information is available at your fingertips, it’s hard to understand what is going on.
And in about mid-March, the world as we know it, changed for most people. From working at home, businesses closing without a reopening date and schools going virtual. As adults, the past several months has been a rollercoaster of emotions and different anxieties, and we rationally can understand it (or try to at least). But for kids – everything is scary and they are trying to understand what is going on in the world with the limited experiences they have.
Thankfully, even in the middle of the chaos, some people are stepping up to make it easier for kids. Author Jill Rosensweig took the time to write a book just for kids about the Coronavirus and help to break it down for them, so they can understand.
Bailey Bloom and the Battle of the Bug is a timely book and one that will help a lot of kids understand what is going on. While it’s not an easy conversation to have, especially when many of us as adults don’t understand it, it’s an important one to have. The book breaks down what is going on, on a level for kids can understand. While it does not have all of the answers, it’s a great starting point for families to have the difficult conversations we need to have now.
You can currently find Bailey Bloom and the Battle of the Bug on Amazon and other retailers. And while we may not know when this pandemic may end, this book will be a good way to start those difficult conversations with kids as they learn to function in this new world.