Watch Fred Cardenas of Family Services Association, read an excerpt from "Georgie and the Giant Germ," a coloring book to help children understand the COVID-19 pandemic:
Read the full story and download the coloring book for free in English or Spanish here: https://tenderpressbooks.com/georgie-%26-the-giant-germ
"Georgie and the Giant Germ" is by Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E, Paige Safyer, PhD, LLMSW, Sara F. Stein, LMSW, MS, and Kate Rosenblum, PhD, ABPP, IMH-E. The book is illustrated by Maja Rosenblum-Muzik.
From the publisher's website:
"Children may struggle to understand COVID-19. In the absence of concrete explanations, in words they can understand, children can often imagine the worst, and blame themselves for the changes they are experiencing. Georgie and The Giant Germ was developed to support caregivers and children in having conversations about the pandemic and to give children a way to express and manage their worries."