Fernnie's Info for Parents

The page contains information for parents, guardians, teachers and others who deal with the welfare of children. 

About the book

 

"Fernnie the Fish Finds Glasses" is the beginning

of a series of books that deal mainly with acceptance. The books are designed to start a conversation for parents, teachers ... etc., to engage children with open conversation about things like diversity, those who have mental and physical challenges, and those who have thought processes different than ourselves. 

We encourage caregivers to read to their children and to encourage children to read. 

The story: Fernnie the Fish finds some glasses on the ocean floor. His friends don't want to accept a fish wearing glasses, fish just don't do that kind of thing. Although Fernnie loves the way the glasses make him look, he is saddened by his friends' rejection. 

Because the glasses improve his sight, he is able to save his friends from danger. In the end, the other fish/sea creatures accept Fernnie and find themselves wanting to be like him.

The book: The book is full of color and kid-friendly illustrations. The illustrations have a comedic twist and have little hidden fun visual treasures. The characters are well developed and have their own personalities. It is 28 pages of exciting imagery and simple lessons that are sure to captivate children . . . of all ages. 

The book is written for young readers, simple enough for beginning readers but interesting enough for those who are a little more advanced. The story is written in an easily understood rhyme and is perfect for parents to read to younger children. The story does offer a deeper purpose and is full of opportunity for parents/teachers (influencers...etc.) to interact with children about its theme. 

We are planning to make this the first of a series of Fernnie the Fish books. Work has already begun on book two. It is planned to be released in early 2021, if not sooner.

The first book (see link below) is currently available from the author, Amazon books and Barnes and Noble in print. The ebook is currently being published and will be available for download in the near future. 

Search for book availability using these ISBN numbers:

                                           ISBN 978-1-7347892-0-1  -  Print book

                                           ISBN 978-1-7347892-1-8  -  Ebook

Book available from the author by clicking here.

More info to come...

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Parents who are affect financially by the pandemic

Obtaining a Free Copy of 

"Fernnie the Fish Finds Glasses"

 

We have decided to publish our book for purchase but also make it available for those who cannot afford to purchase the book at this time.  We are offering a free PDF book to those who contact us through our website. The ebook will be sent to those requesting it via email. 

 

Also we ask that those with the tools (internet, computers, printers... etc.) help those who don’t have access to these tools, by printing out the book and activities sheets for them. They may contact us for a PDF copy of the book to give to someone who cannot get the book.  

Tbee Illustrations Books is reaching out to children to help them deal with the stresses that are caused by the Coronavirus. We hope that all children have resources to purchase what ever they need, including the "Fernnie the Fish Finds Glasses" book but realize how the pandemic has affected families financially. 

 

                                                                  From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

 

 

General principles for talking to children about Coronavirus

Remain calm and reassuring.

  • Remember that children will react to both what you say and how you say it. They will pick up cues from the conversations you have with them and with others.

Make yourself available to listen and to talk.

  • Make time to talk. Be sure children know they can come to you when they have questions.

Avoid language that might blame others and lead to stigma.

  • Remember that viruses can make anyone sick, regardless of a person’s race or ethnicity. Avoid making assumptions about who might have COVID-19.

Pay attention to what children see or hear on television, radio or online.

  • Consider reducing the amount of screen time focused on COVID-19. Too much information on one topic can lead to anxiety.

Provide information that is honest and accurate.

  • Give children information that is truthful and appropriate for the age and developmental level of the child.

  • Talk to children about how some stories on COVID-19 on the Internet and social media may be based on rumors and inaccurate information.

Teach children everyday actions to reduce the spread of germs.

  • Remind children to stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing or sick.

  • Remind them to cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbow, then throw the tissue into the trash.

  • Discuss any new actions that may be taken at school to help protect children and school staff.
    (e.g., increased handwashing, cancellation of events or activities)

  • Get children into a handwashing habit.

    • Teach them to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.

    • If soap and water are not available, teach them to use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer should contain at least 60% alcohol. Supervise young children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent swallowing alcohol, especially in schools and child care facilities.

Facts about COVID-19 for discussions with children

Try to keep information simple and remind them that health and school officials are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy.

What is COVID-19?

  • COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is a new virus. Doctors and scientists are still learning about it.

  • Recently, this virus has made a lot of people sick. Scientists and doctors think that most people will be ok, especially kids, but some people might get pretty sick.

  • Doctors and health experts are working hard to help people stay healthy.

What can I do so that I don’t get COVID-19?

  • You can practice healthy habits at home, school, and at play to help protect against the spread of COVID-19:

    • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you sneeze or cough into a tissue, throw it in the trash right away.

    • Keep your hands out of your mouth, nose and eyes. This will help keep germs out of your body.

    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Follow these five steps—wet, lather (make bubbles), scrub (rub together), rinse and dry. You can sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice.

    • If you don’t have soap and water, have an adult help you use a special hand cleaner.

    • Keep things clean. Older children can help adults at home and school clean the things we touch the most, like desks, doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls. (Note for adults: you can find more information about cleaning and disinfecting on CDC’s website.)

    • If you feel sick, stay home. Just like you don’t want to get other people’s germs in your body, other people don’t want to get your germs either.

What happens if you get sick with COVID-19?

  • COVID-19 can look different in different people. For many people, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems. From what doctors have seen so far, most children don’t seem to get very sick. While a lot of adults get sick, most adults get better.

  • If you do get sick, it doesn’t mean you have COVID-19. People can get sick from all kinds of germs. What’s important to remember is that if you do get sick, the adults at home and school will help get you any help that you need.

  • If you suspect your child may have COVID-19, call the healthcare facility to let them know before you bring your child in to see them.

More info @ https://www.cdc.gov

 

This site, with the exception of the Blog, is designed to entertain and educate children. The site can be used as a tool for parents, teachers, grandparents, guardians ... etc., to help children stay involved in learning. 

We strive to make this site fun but with an underlying foundation of education to help children during this difficult time in our world. 

We also hope that the site will provide opportunities for those who care for children to spend quality time with a child. Though shut in, we can take this chance to spend time with those we love, learning more about each other and helping each other grow. This is a time that we can strengthen our relationships and increase the bonds we have with our children. 

 

We encourage parents to take part in the activities on this page. Don't do the project for the child but be available to help with instructions, assembly, questions, 

demonstration and play time.

 

When the child has questions, it might be a good time to help them find the answers on their own. For example, the answer to a crossword clue could be something that the child has not seen or heard of. Help them research that subject and perhaps, find pictures that will help children understand the concept. Children are sponges and love to learn and will usually be motivated by their curiosity but may need guidance from someone older to find the path to the information they are seeking. 

We encourage those helping children to share their own experiences with the subject at hand. We suggest that you get involved with the construction of the crafts and the play-time with those things made. Something as simple as a paper airplane can mean hours of fun and joy for a child sharing the time with someone they love. 

Enjoy the time you have with your child. Too quickly they grow up. Form good memories now that will last for their lifetime. Don't let this pandemic be remembered as only a nightmare but put the silver lining in, that it was a time of growing together and learning together. 

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