The Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience and author Denise Daniels, RN, MS, leading child development expert, and creator of The Moodsters, have released First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic, for families and educators to share with children ages 4–10, who are learning how to cope with life during this challenging time.
To download the free workbook, available in both English and Spanish, visit the family resources section of the Scholastic Learn At Home remote learning digital hub: https://www.scholastic.com/learnathomefamily
The workbook is designed to help children express thoughts, feelings, and questions, and help alleviate the stress and anxiety they may be experiencing. Within the workbook’s 16 pages are teachable moments and key strategies to keep kids positive and connected amid social distancing.
Karen Baicker, Executive Director of the Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience, a partnership between the Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic focused on advancing research around the impact of literacy on health, explains, “The Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic are proud to partner with Denise Daniels to publish this social-emotional support workbook designed to help kids and their families build resilience during the coronavirus pandemic. Reading, writing, and talking about feelings is a powerful way to develop the coping strategies needed to overcome challenges and lead healthy lives in an ever-changing world.”
Denise Daniels, RN, MS, author of First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic, shares, “I am so honored to be working with Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center on this workbook. There is a great need to provide families with resources to help them cope during this challenging time. We designed the First Aid for Feelings workbook to equip children with emotional tools that will serve them now during this crisis and also in the future.”
For kid-friendly resources for learning and teaching about coronavirus, visit: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/coronavirus.html
For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and follow state and local authorities for guidance on how specific communities are affected.