Book educates children on Covid-19
Former Miss SA Ntandoyenkosi Kunene and PhD candidate Thokozane Dyosini have written a children’s book on Covid-19.
The book, Cory in the universe seeks to help children understand the coronavirus pandemic and will be available in all 11 official South African languages.
“We wanted to give our children in South Africa an opportunity to see characters that represent their lived experiences during the global pandemic that is covid-19,” said Dyosini.
The writers say it is important to cultivate a culture of reading so children can read for leisure and have books where there are characters that look like them.
“We went all out in character development, making sure it represents the socio-economic backgrounds of different children and how it impacts them. We are hoping it will start a conversation between teachers and learners,” said Kunene.
Parents are happy about this novel as it will help them educate their children
“My son is 4 and this was his first year attending school, it terrified me so much having to send him to school with the little information he knew. We will read the book together while he looks at the drawings on the book showing all the safety measures,” said Thina Zibi.
Amahle Shezi said she will now stop searching for information on google and just refer to the book as it is based on reliable facts and research.
Miss Ntuli a grade 4 teacher said, “My learners will be so excited about this, they are always eager to learn. We can all sit in class and discuss the information we read about on the book.”
The book will be available for purchase in October.
Picture: Cory in the universe/ Instagram.