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Years 1 and 2 are currently reading The Colour Monster and My Hero Is You.

My Hero Is You is a storybook for children on  COVID-19

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts and parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.

Over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share with the authors how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a story developed for and by children around the world.


The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas  A book about emotions. 
The Colour Monster has woken up feeling very confused.  His emotions are all voer the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once!  To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour.

Here is a Read Aloud Video that tells the story: 



In their first days back in school, KS1 (Y1 and Y2) have been reading the book "While We Can't Hug" by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, which is a lovely story of two friends who, finding they can't hug at the moment, find other ways they can express their feelings and friendship.  

We have been talking about the book in class with the children, so if you would like to read along with them and talk to them about it at home, here it is in video format: