Stories for Health is a collection of children’s books that are fun and compelling for children to read and share. The books are aimed at 10-14 year old readers. They are designed for teachers and children to use in school and for older children to read to younger ones at school and home.
We know that millions of young adolescents spend many hours each day caring for their younger brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. We know that with encouragement, information, recognition and praise, the caring role of the child can be turned from something that is a burden to something that is fun, social and helps develop crucial lifeskills. When young adolescents offer good care to younger children, this makes a positive impact on family health and well-being.
We are always keen to develop new storybooks, we have a hope of creating one that includes all 10 topics and the 100 messages. Each book costs us about £5,000 to develop and we like to co-create our storybooks with a group of children and their teachers.
We also use professional children’s writers and illustrators whose work we know and trust. It takes six months to develop a book in this way.
We have created a storybook to go with three of our health topics so far and we’d love to develop more!