The “Game Book” prepares young children to welcome class resumption
The outbreak of COVID-19 not only disrupts the learning progress of school-age children this year, but also makes it difficult for students to adapt to school life after class resumption, and may even bring emotional distress. Y Joy Early Childhood School Social Work Service has specially designed a “Game Book”, which consists of picture stories and mini-games, to help children rehearse back-to-school-life.
There are two stories in the book, of which the first one illustrates possible reasons of children not willing to go to school and provides some tips for parents to ease children’s tensions. For examples, parents are encouraged to bring the kids to walk through the route to school, to tidy up school bags together and to count down to school reopening day, to hold children in anticipation of the new semester. Another story tells children the importance of good personal hygiene at school, and demonstrates how to wear a mask and wash hands properly.
To diminish the impact of prolonged school suspension on children’s growth and development, the “Game Book” comes with 30 mini-games aimed at their five senses and fine motor skills development. Children can complete most of the tasks on their own as long as parents give them readily available materials. Some of the tasks are good for parent-child activities too. Demonstration videos have also been prepared for those who would like visual aid.