More and more states and cities have put together plans for going back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Each area in the country has somewhat different plans. Some are starting out with 100% distance learning, some are implementing a hybrid model and others are going back to in person learning with modifications. As we start to go back, using any of those approaches, children are going to need INFORMATION. What will they see that is different? What are the new norms? Are masks required? What about on the bus?
As humans, we all thrive on routine. Children’s (and adults) routines have been disrupted over these past several months. Stories can help ALL children understand what is going on around them. Information about their new routines can reduce anxiety and fear. This will lead to smoother transitions into the new routine.
I’ve listed all of the COVID-19 stories that relate to schools here for easier access for parents and educators. When I write more stories that pertain to school, I will add them to this list. I wish you all well as we embark on this new school year. Stay well!