The innocence of children protects them from the harsh reality of the world. However, educating them so they could be aware of the harm is a must for every parent. “Prevention is better than cure”, it is.
Easy to say, difficult to do. Just how can a 5-year-old kid understand what a virus is, what does it look like, how harmful could it be? How can children understand the essence of lockdown and quarantine?
It is indeed a struggle to let them face the reality. But, don’t worry. There are instructional materials that could introduce the pandemic in a gentle and a child-friendly way. It can be through stories and videos they would enjoy and more so, understand.
Watch this animated video initiated by Isabelle Daza to explain the global pandemic in an engaging story:
English Version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDcEn-aVl60
Tagalog Version – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LqBUdXwOXI
Here’s some of quarantine visual stories for children that you can access in DepEd Commons:
covid story.pdf – Biyahing Bahay ni Badiday (Sinulat ni: Corazon Pilapil Martin)
ecq short story booklet.pub – Stay, Read and Learn at Home
Note: You may need to join the Commons PH Facebook Group to access the files.
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