Introducing: My Back To School Bubble
Author: Hilary Rogers; Illustrators: Ntwali, Uwera, Bagirishya & Iradukunda; Creative Director: Michael Ross
As the world recovers from the effects of COVID-19 and begins to reopen, many of us are attempting to adjust to a new normal. The story of ‘My Back to School Bubble’ was created to fill the gap in age-appropriate resources to support children returning to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic helping to combat feelings of anxiety that have been reported by parents and to reinforce public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes.
The e-book has been created with input from a network of teachers, parents, and public health professionals and aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, relate to these feelings and new steps we all take to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This e-book was created in partnership with e-Bug, a free Public Health England educational resource for classroom and home use, and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention, and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all teachers and students.
NABU hopes the power of these diverse storybooks will share vital information that could save lives and remember that we are in this together. We are not alone!
Since the launch of our COVID-19 Collection in April we have released 5 books and had these books translated into over 28 languages by a network of incredible volunteer translators.
Few resources currently exist to help parents, caregivers, and teachers talk with children about the COVID-19 pandemic, even though clear communication is vital to help alleviate stress and anxiety children may be feeling at this time. NABU hopes these fun and relatable stories will address common fears while helping adults share with children important information on how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
NABU created the COVID-19 Health collection with the support of experts in the field of health, neuroscience and child development, and a team of authors who pitched in to create information-rich, compelling stories.
Interested in learning more about Childhood in the Time of Corona?
The University of Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies Presents:
Rainbows in Our Windows: Childhood in the Time of Corona.
An interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, for all those interested in supporting children’s education and health, both during and beyond the pandemic
Panel 5: Join Rosie Allison, e-Bug Project Manager, Public Health England, and our very own Tanyella Evans, Executive Director, NABU: My Back to School Bubble: Strategies to help UK school children understand new COVID-19 protective measures and tackle anxiety about returning to school
Saturday 11th July 2020
9 am – 7.30pm (BST)
To be held on Zoom
For a full schedule, and to register, see: