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E-book stories to enjoy and teach

Reading and listening to stories is a great way for children to learn at home, keep busy or to relax and escape to other worlds.

Below, Hertfordshire Libraries have provided links and updates about some of the many ebooks available

Coming back to school in a bubble is a most informative You Tube story by Kezia Matthews

The story explains all about the new arrangements that children will find when they come back into nursery, like only being in a small group, having to wash their hands when they get to nursery, explaining 'the bubble and staying in the same space for dinner.

You can watch and listen to the story here.

Staying Home - Sally Nicholls and Viviane Schwarz

Staying Home’ explains lockdown to young children through a family of energetic raccoons are going through a day in lockdown, no school, nursery or work – and explaining to the youngest members of the family how they’re doing their part to save lives just by staying at home!

Talking is not my thing!

A follow on from ‘Me and my sister’, the autistic sister of this delightful sibling duo knows what she wants to say but can’t say it out loud. However, there is plenty of fun she and her brother can have together without verbal communication, and she is often one step ahead of him!

Copies have been ordered for Hertfordshire Libraries but until libraries are able to reopen you can watch author Rosie reading ‘Talking is not my thing’ on YouTube

Visit NHS Health Education England for a good selection of information and resources on Covid-19 for children and other books from the Nurse Dotty series.

Free downloadable books such as ‘Dave the Dog is worried about Corona virus’ which aims to give children  information without fear.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children – Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus. Download the book for free here.

Nosy Crow also have other great resources on their website like a daily picture book story reading and free activity sheets to download. https://nosycrow.com/free-resources/

Everybody Worries - by Jon Burgerman

Everybody Worries’ offers your child the reassuring message that this crisis will pass, we are there for them, and we will get through this together.   Read the eBook


While we can’t hug – Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar (Faber & Faber)

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. Instead they find other ways to show their friendship for each other.

You can find the story here.

Something bad happened – A kid’s guide to coping with events in the news - Dawn Huebner

Something Bad Happened guides children ages 6 to 12 and the adults who care about them through tough conversations about national and international tragedies. The non-specific term "bad thing" is used throughout, keeping this a flexible tool and therefore it is perfect to use during this Coronavirus pandemic.

You can watch and listen here.

This book will also available to borrow from Hertfordshire Libraries once they reopen.












Join Sarah Masters and Sue Upcott, (Playskill Paediatric Physiotherapists) on 7 July at 8pm

Sarah will be talking via Zoom,  on the hyper mobile child – how hyper mobility can affect children and management strategies to help overcome some of the challenges.


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