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Coping with COVID-19 is hard. This video series helps kids learn to stay safe and support each other

"It’s okay to worry. Worrying is normal, but keeping it inside isn’t good. It’s important to tell someone you love how you feel."

Created with a psychologist, pediatricians and parenting experts, Spike & Toody is aimed at 3-7-year-olds and consists of 5 x 4-minute videos that cover a range of COVID-19-related subjects, including physical distancing, how to be a good helper, worry, good hygiene, and things to do when isolated.

The project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada and was done with the help of various partners who came on to advise on and/or distribute and support the project, including CHEO, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Upstream, Caremongers, and The Toronto Public Library. Medical advisors include Dr. Gary Bloch from St. Michael’s Hospital and Dr. Nisha Thampi from CHEO. Parenting advisors include parenting book authors Ann Douglas and Sara Dimerman, who is also a psychologist. A list of partners and a list of experts can be found on the Spike & Toody site.  


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