This Children’s Book Helps Parents Tackle Coronavirus Convo With Kids

The new children's book, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit, by Christianne Klein and Helene Van Sant-Klein, tackles questions that parents are desperately trying to answer all over the world: 

  • How do I talk to my children about the coronavirus pandemic?
  • What tools can I give them to deal with the confusion, fear, sadness, boredom, and loneliness they're feeling right now?
  • How can I help them, if I'm feeling the same way?

Bibliotherapy, using the new children's book, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit, is an innovative way to open the conversation. The book is designed to give families the tools they need to deal with the sudden changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit helps children identify, understand, and cope with the normal range of feelings they may be experiencing at this time.

A variety of additional free resources to help children through the crisis are available in a kid-friendly format on the website, – including coloring pages to allow children to draw out their feelings, and a song inspired by the book (you can even wash your hands to the shortened 20 second version)! 

Christianne Klein is an Emmy® and Edward R. Murrow award-winning news anchor, author, mother, and former national anchor and correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America.  Her mother, Helene Van Sant-Klein, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Nurse, parenting and trauma expert, mother, grandmother, illustrator, and author.  

Whether you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or other significant person in a child's life, Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit is an important book in these uncertain times.

Anna and the Germ that Came to Visit is available April 10 on Amazon around the world.

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