- Arthur - "Is There a Doctor in the House?"
Arthur and D.W. face the ultimate challenge when Mom gets a bad cold and then ... (gulp!) ... gives it to Dad! What if Arthur has to take over Dad's catering business? And how will they raise Baby Kate all by themselves?
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane - "Upsy-Downosis"
When Herky's Upsy-Downosis causes him to mess up an important delivery for Brenda, he learns why it's best to let an adult know when you're not feeling well.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Healthy Habits - Describe a time when you were sick or injured, and discuss what and who helped you feel better. List things you can do to keep healthy and avoid injuries. Related episode: Arthur's Chicken Pox.
- Arthur: Hooray for Health: All About Asthma - Learn more asthma and find some tips for breathing easier.
- George Shrinks: Section 4: Socio-Emotional Development: Helping a Friend Feel Better - Think of ways to cheer a friend or neighbor who is ill.
- PBS Parents: Talking with Kids About Health: Age-by-Age Insights - Find out age by age what it feels like for a child when she's sick or injured -- and what you as an adult can do to communicate effectively.
- PBS Parents: Talking with Kids About Health: Getting Kids to Take Medicine - Try these practical ways to get kids to take their medicine.
Reading Rainbow: Germs Make Me Sick - Learn which germs are good for you and which germs make you sick.
Reading Rainbow: The Patchwork Quilt - Spread a little sunshine to someone who is sick or home-bound.
- ZOOM: ZOOMflu - Read up on flu facts, and learn how others got through flu season.
- ZOOM: ZOOM into Action: How You Can Help People Who Are Sick - Find out how you can help people who are sick.
- It 'Snot Just Tissues : Factoids, Activities, and Sniff!: Brainteasers for the Sick Reader
By the Editors of Planet Dexter and Jack Keely
Published October 1999 by Planet Dexter; Book and Access edition
Feeling under the weather? This book-and-tissue-box combo is sure to entertain and educate while you recuperate. Each tissue comes printed with special factoids, cartoons, or tongue twisters, and the companion book offers games, puzzles, and brainteasers teaching about illness and anatomy.
- The Sick Day
By Patricia MacLachlan and Jane Dyer
Published April 2001 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Emily has a stomachache in her head and a headache in her throat so her father puts her to bed, comforts her, and spends the rest of the day searching for a thermometer and Emily's favorite stuffed animal, Moosie. Next morning it's dad's turn to be sick, and Emily's turn to nurse. She finally finds the thermometer and Moosie under her bed.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.