As we all start preparing for children to return to school in September, you might find some of these resources useful:

  • While We Can’t Hug” by Faber and Faber
    Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they’re not allowed to touch. From the creators of the internationally adored The Hug, Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, they are thrilled to bring you a new story: While We Can’t Hug.
  • Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus
    This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.
  • COVIBook
    A short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is available in 16 languages, including: English, Polish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.
  • My Story About Pandemics and Coronavirus” by Carol Gray
    A visual social story for children with ASD/Communication challenges
  • Coronavirus: A Book for Children
    A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.
  • Staying Well at Home in Lockdown” by Vanessa Rogers
    A Workbook to Help Young People Aged 11 – 19 Cope with Feelings of Frustration and Anger During Lockdown.

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