"Our New Normal" is a perfect book for EVERY CHILD, including the child at heart!
Life is full of changes and adjustments. As adults, we do not always take the time (or know the words) to explain to children when they are wondering what is happening around them. Often, as adults, we forget that we were once a child experiencing changes, such as, a new school, new sibling, death in the family, etc. and how hard it was for us to understand and make sense of the world around us. Children understand the world around them through the eyes of the adults in their lives.
"Our New Normal" takes you through the story of a child and his family (and entire world) experiencing a MAJOR life change with uncertain outcomes. This story gives a great example of how BIG topics can be discussed with children.
Jaxon loves using his imagination. Everywhere he goes, he imagines he is a part of an amazing adventure. Suddenly, things changed when a contagious sickness prevented him from going to school, the park, and even from visiting his friends and family. With his mom's help, Jaxon was able to learn safe, new ways to have fun and use his imagination in "Our New Normal".
The story and illustrations are creative and keep children engaged throughout the book. This book is perfect for parents, teachers, counselors, preschool, kindergarten, and the elementary age group. The language is easy to understand and makes a great read aloud in the classroom. The story is easy enough for young children and helps spark discussions regarding family, school, viruses, and other health practices.