Christina Phillips-Mattson, PhD
Episode 3: Help Your Kids Cope with COVID-19 | Books About Separation and Anxiety to Help Your Kids Cope with Social Distancing
Today’s episode centers around picture books that deal with separation and the anxiety that can come with it. One of the hardest things for our children right now is the necessary separation from their grandparents, extended family, and friends due to the threat of the corona virus. I’ve compiled a list of 8 children’s books that explore these topics and in this episode I discuss some strategies on how to use these books to help your kids cope with social distancing and anxiety about the global pandemic. I also explain why reading is such an important, helpful tool for children to assist them in naming their feelings and reframing their worries and fears. As Mr. Rogers famously put it, what is mentionable is manageable and it is my hope that by reading and discussing these books with your children you can help them respond calmly, courageously, and capably to this unprecedented situation at hand. Click HERE for the TRANSCRIPT, the FULL LIST OF BOOKS mentioned in this episode, and all FREE PRINTABLES. Click HERE to join our mailing list! Get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Get in touch on Instagram: @exquisitelyeverafter All other information can be found in the blog post for this episode: https://exquisitelyeverafter.com/episode3/ If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! Happy Reading! Exquisitely Ever After is a podcast about reading children’s literature to cultivate kind, intelligent, and successful kids. Host Christina Phillips-Mattson is a writer, educator, and mother of two little boys who received her Ph.D. in children’s and young adult literature from Harvard University.
Duration: 43 min