When the World Stayed Home (Hardcover) Children's Book
As a new coronavirus spread across the world and countries began to implement mandatory lockdowns, everyone’s lives began to change. The associated stress was felt by people of all ages, including children.
When the World Stayed Home was written and illustrated by two speech-language pathologists from New York, which became an epicenter of the pandemic. Children are taken through an educational experience where they learn about the virus, how to prevent the spread of germs, the purpose of staying home, and the many changes that took place as the world reopened. This heartwarming story highlights some of the adventures and enjoyable experiences that occurred during this time period, while also broaching the importance of expressing gratitude to those who aided their community. It thoughtfully acknowledges the emotional burden that children assumed without truly understanding why. Young minds will feel inspired and appreciated for their own role in overcoming the pandemic. The charming illustrations are sure to spark endless conversations with curious readers. As an added bonus, this book includes a scrapbook section for children and parents to document their journey through this historic time.