For adults, the COVID-19 pandemic is already overwhelming and stressful to some extent, so needless to say, kids face even more challenges.
And while parents can actually explain the coronavirus situation to their children, authorities still recommend using age-appropriate ways and materials to better guide them through these conversations. This is why over the course of the quarantine period, a handful of free downloadable children’s books about COVID-19 have been made available on the Internet. (LOOK: New Book ‘May Beybi sa Batya’ Inspired by Viral Pinoy Photo)
Today, November 27, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is launching its ebook that can help parents guide their kids during the pandemic. Titled Sa Pagbabasa, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa, the ebook contains a collection of children’s books, artworks, comics, and other artistic and literary works about the ongoing pandemic.
Sa Pagbabasa, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa
According to the CCP, the book project aims to educate young Filipino children while engaging in educational activities such as reading local and relevant materials. The ebook also aims to teach the youth how to protect themselves from the coronavirus. (Read: Here’s What You Need to Know About This Year’s MIBF)
“The launch does not only highlight the role books should play in our lives, but it champions the importance of nurturing the young readers’ curiosity and imagination through reading,” the CCP said in a Facebook post.
“Amidst the current social climate and pandemic, the ebook hopes to bring an encouraging message that can alleviate social isolation and generate a sense of purpose,” the CCP said. (Read: UNICEF Releases Film and Book to Help Kids Cope Amid Pandemic)