UPLB's 'Pabili ng Munting Ilaw' and other Tsikiting Stories
How do we help children develop empathy for others during the COVID-19 pandemic?
One way could be to provide children with learning materials on how to understand other people and share their feelings.
The Department of Human and Family Development Studies (DHFDS) of the UP Los Baños College of Human Ecology has published such learning aids.
Their free-to-download children’s e-books also teach the importance of social distancing and wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The e-books can be downloaded via the DHFDS Facebook page.
The DHFDS issues guides on using the e-books, such as the story background or the minimum age of the reader for each e-book.
The creators of the Tsikiting Stories say children's personal histories and experiences vary because of gender, race, economic status, and other factors.
"In the time of the pandemic, these intersectionalities aggravate children’s situation and demand more attention from parents, teachers, policy-makers, and all the other stakeholders," the DHFDS says.
Pabili ng Munting Ilaw (By Paeng Ferrer)
E-book link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d7lA2r6125f324miHsVRqlYhOUKovBWk/view?fbclid=IwAR1Mgd4EYkAOdf4ufDz6r7j73QvlQlF8Tb45VBPcKoJPearivNKpVWqhpds
Merienda Na (By Angelina Bustos)
E-book link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nf0_OjcvfI08o0-dfCWJC84ILxD9G07P/view?fbclid=IwAR2476j9ciTuNpG0Ts2wUOuWJUhn0FqQ7lij9fgvrP1Dn6Hu2Uf7NOpszZI
Korona ni Karen (By Kate del Rosario, Paeng Ferrer, and Neph Botor)
Ang Maskara ni Miko (By Kate del Rosario)