‘Kids, meet Ario!’ Story book created to help children understand COVID-19

  • A story book was created to help children understand COVID-19
  • Using kids-friendly terms and scenarios, “My Hero is You (How kids can fight COVID-19!)” introduces Ario, a dragon with a horn like a unicorn
  • Ario makes children more familiar with the disease and more aware of what they can do to protect their family and friends

Because Covid-19 has become a serious threat around the world, different organizations have seen the need to make children aware of the dreaded virus.

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With this, “My Hero is You (How kids can fight COVID-19!)”, a story book that helps children understand COVID-19, was created. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Instagram post, using kids-friendly terms and scenarios, the book introduces the friendly dragon Ario, who makes children more familiar with the disease and more aware of what they can do to protect their family and friends.

“Kids, meet Ario–a kind, orange dragon with a horn like a unicorn, who will introduce you to #COVID19 and help you understand how to protect yourself, your families and friends from the #coronavirus,” the WHO said.

Targetting children aged six to 11 years old, the story book also explains to children “how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.”

“This #book has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including WHO, @unicef, @refugees, @ifrc and @savethechildren. We are grateful to @howarddonald for giving the first public reading of this book in support of the ‘Read The World’ initiative by the International Publishers Association, UNICEF, and WHO,” the health organization noted.

Image via WHO | Instagram

One may listen to well-known artist Howard Donald’s public reading in this video uploade by the WHO:


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