Sunday 20 September, 2020

COVID-19: 18 children books to keep them busy during quarantine

Help your child escape the constant COVID-19 convo through reading. (iStock photo)

Help your child escape the constant COVID-19 convo through reading. (iStock photo)

While the global pandemic and ensuing lockdown orders have been tough for everyone, image being a child during the coronavirus crisis.

Schools have been shuttered, they're not allowed to see their friends or play outside, and their parents are likely more anxious than ever.

So to help keep their little minds active, Loop Lifestyle has provided a concise list of literature for the young’uns.

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The aim is to keep their minds free of the many adult conversations taking place around them and have them focused, instead, on learning, creating, and thinking.

Another useful literary source that children can benefit from, to stir up a love for reading during this time, is

Since the pandemic, Amazon has cancelled the subscription fee for audio stories for children and students.

Amazon communications have stated: "…as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids."

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We have a duty to benefit and serve our society as best we can, and that includes how we prepare the next generation.

See the list below, and shoot me an e-mail at if you’d like your book/s to be added to the list.

1 Little Lion goes to School by Kellie Magnus

2 Little Lion at Bat by Kellie Magnus

3 Little Lion goes for Gold by Kellie Magnus

4 Little Island-Big Adventures by Marie Roberts Squires

5 Ash the Flash by Hazel D Campbell and Nattalie Gordon

6 Please don't touch my Banana by Cecile Levee

7 Please don't touch my Tomato by Cecile Levee

8 Boonoonoonous Hair by Olive Senior

9 Coronavirus Get Outta Here by Peter Ivey

10 Every Little Thing by Cedella Marley

11 Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D Sans Souci

12 Chat Tu Mi and Colour by Amashika Lorne

13 I Am a Promise by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

14 Every Little Thing Will Be Alright by Diane Browne

15 Princess Bee by Anetta Mahoney

16 Princess Bee and the Royal Save by Anetta Mahoney

17 Jojo’s Treasure Hunt by Cherrell Shelley-Robinson

18 Bernie and the Captain’s Ghost by Hazel D Campbell

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