Coloring book helps kids understand COVID-19 pandemic

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As thousands of Kansas City children return to class this month, some elementary school students will discover something new in the program. It’s a coloring book designed to solve some of the serious issues they’ve faced over the past year, especially COVID-19. “It’s kind of the representation of the coronavirus with the world,” said Kathy Carver, president of KC. Regional simulation alliance. The creators of the coloring book want children to understand the pandemic better at their level. To understand that this is a health problem in the world, not just here. They hear about what, you know, is on the news or that their parents are talking about. Maybe they don’t understand, so it was a way for them to be able to share some of their feelings and learn a little bit more about COVID-19 and how to stay safe, ”Carver said. . Carver leads a group of local health educators at KCRSA. Normally, they bring their hands-on learning approach to the classroom. It ended with the pandemic, so they decided that a coloring book was a way to get kids involved and a resource for teachers to spark discussion. “They know their kids. They know how to be able to implement it in their classroom and at what level, or you know, what conversations they really want to engage in,” Carver said. The coloring book also touches on cultural diversity. big talking point this year. Educators created the lessons. Kansas City Art Institute students did the rest. “The beauty is you’re going to see multiple students all sharing their artistry so that you have the culture you have. an idea of ​​how they could also represent everyone, ”Carver said. And an understanding of how everyone is in the same boat. Over 4,000 of the coloring books will be in Kansas public schools City Monday.

As thousands of Kansas City children return to class this month, some elementary school students will discover something new in the program. This is a coloring book designed to solve some of the serious issues they have faced over the past year, particularly COVID-19.

“It’s sort of the representation of the coronavirus with the world,” said Kathy Carver, president of Regional KC Simulation Alliance.

The creators of the coloring book want children to understand the pandemic better at their level. To understand that this is a health problem all over the world, not just here.

“They hear about what, you know, is on the news or that their parents are talking about. Maybe they don’t understand, so it was a way for them to maybe share some of their feelings and some of their feelings. learn a bit about COVID-19 and how to stay safe, ”Carver said.

Carver leads a group of local health educators at KCRSA. Normally, they bring their hands-on learning approach to the classroom. It ended with the pandemic, so they decided that a coloring book was a way to engage kids and a resource for teachers to spark discussion.

“They know their kids. They know how to be able to implement it in their classroom and at what level, or you know, what conversations they really want to engage in,” Carver said.

The coloring book also discusses cultural diversity. Another big topic of discussion this year. The educators created the lessons. The Kansas City Art Institute students did the rest.

“The beauty is you’re going to see several students all sharing their artistry, so you get the culture, you get a feel for how they could represent everyone as well,” Carver said.

And an understanding of how everyone is in the same boat. More than 4,000 of the coloring books will be in Kansas City public schools on Monday.


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