Virus: Trinka, Sam & Littletown Work Together
POSTED ON: APRIL 22, 2020 - 2:53PM
Trinka and Sam
Attached below is a fabulous resource by Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
The story helps young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. In the story, the coronavirus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone's lives. The story opens doors to conversations about COVID-19, ways that families and communities are working together to keep safe from the virus, family and community strengths, common challenges and reactions in children and adults, ways that families support children and each other, and our intense gratitude for frontline workers.
A caregiver guide is available in the back of the book that provides ways parents can use the story with their children. A companion story, Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka's and Sam's Questions, for how to answer children's questions about the virus is also available.
It is long however can be used in part or with some pages only based on what feels appropriate for a child's experience and feeling.