- Caillou - "I'm All Better"
Caillou has a fever. Then he gets itchy spots. Chicken pox! He's not very comfortable and he has to take special baths to soothe the itching. He knows he's not supposed to scratch but he just can't help himself. When he sees Rosie playing in the garden he wants to play with her and can't wait to get better. But by the time he's finally well enough to go out and play, it turns out Rosie has chicken pox too!
- Clifford - "Get Well"
Emily Elizabeth comes down with a bad cold, and Clifford and friends want to help her feel better. Using their imaginations, creativity, and the resources around them, they create a card, collect flowers, and fashion a small gift. When they present their offerings to Emily Elizabeth, it is obvious that they have succeeded in making her feel cared for and loved. The dogs learn that it's the thought behind a gift that matters most.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Healthy Habits - Take care of stuffed-animals in a class infirmary.
- Arthur: Making Shapes - Make get well cards for someone who is sick.
- PBS Parents: Talking with Kids About Health: Getting Better and Staying Healthy - Communicate how practicing healthy habits keeps kids well.
- PBS Parents: Talking with Kids About Health: Talking About Getting Well - Help your child heal by giving him a positive outlook.
- Brianna, Jamaica, and the Dance of Spring
By Juanita Havill and Anne Sibley O'Brien
Published March 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Co.
Brianna and Jamaica both want to be the butterfly queen for their dance recital but are assigned roles as flowers. Brianna's older sister Nikki is chosen to be butterfly queen. When Nikki gets sick, Brianna has a chance to dance the part but then falls sick as well. When they recover, the sisters triumph over their disappointment by staging their own smaller recital.
- The Get Well Soon Book: Good Wishes for Bad Times
By Kes Gray and Mary McQuillan
Published December 2000 by Millbrook Press
No one likes to be sick or hurt. This picture book for patients 4-8 shows that ailments and injuries come in different ways to different folks and serves up some healthy advice in a humorous way.
*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.