As we continue to wear masks during our daily lives, and social distancing is still the norm, children may have questions about why all of these things are still necessary. Thankfully for us, some wonderful authors and illustrators have written excellent picture books all about the topic!
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Dragon’s Mask by Steve Herman
In this newest title in the Dear Dragon series, children learn that having a pet dragon is really fun and you can teach him to do lots of cool things…but what if your dragon doesn’t know how to properly wear a mask? What if he’s struggling with wearing a mask because he doesn’t understand how important it is to wear a mask in public because of a virus outbreak?
How do you teach him about germs, viruses and the pandemic? How do you show him what needed to be done to keep himself and everyone safe? Use this book to learn with Diggory Doo the dragon why wearing masks are important during this time!
A Little Spot Wears a Mask by Diane Alber
Schools and businesses are now requiring everyone to wear masks and that can cause some confusion and anxiety for kids. A Little SPOT Wears A Mask is a fun story that helps kids not only feel more comfortable wearing a mask but also shows them how to wear them properly.
Heroes Wear a Mask by Sesame Street Workshop
Today is going to be a SUPER day! Elmo is heading to school, and he wants to be a school superhero! Young children will join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and washing hands. With the help of Elmo and his mommy, this all new story from world-renowned education brand Sesame Workshop will help children calm school anxiety and understand new and different routines they may experience.
Let’s Smile From Ear to Ear! by Kaitlyn Chu
We’re all having to get used to wearing face masks in our daily lives. Let’s see how our favorite animals wear their masks and still have fun! Smiling From Ear to Ear is a cute, colorful picture book that shows friendly animal characters wearing face masks when they go to the park, the store, the doctor’s office and more. It’s made with love for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, teachers and anyone who interacts with young children and wants to make wearing face masks less frightening and more normalized for common activities.