A book for children to help understand coronavirus has been published, called My Hero is You.
The book has been developed by children, for children, with input from over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world, who shared how they were coping with the pandemic.
It is aimed at children aged 6 to 11, helping to explain how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus, and how to manage difficult emotions.
📚 A new story book “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” – aimed at children aged 6-11 years old, is released today to help children understand and come to terms with #COVID19 https://t.co/L23wN2LZwB#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/HDC5aAsHna
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) April 9, 2020
The project was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.