Have you ever had trouble trying to explain such ailments as peanut allergies or asthma to a child? Next year, you’ll have help: fun and easy-to-understand tools that feature one of your child’s favorite television characters, Arthur.
The Arthur Family Health Project, scheduled to launch in 2014, will include a rich library of health content with specific chapters devoted to asthma, peanut allergies, nutrition, fitness and resilience. Each chapter will also have background information, along with web and print resources, parent-child activities, parent and kid-friendly videos, and interactive games and tools.
These resources are designed to help parents and teachers talk to children about the health issues they face — particularly chronic ones — and to help siblings and classmates understand these issues. The site isn’t meant to replace a family’s health care provider, but it is meant to promote discussion about health.
The Arthur Family Health Project is coming your way soon. In the meantime, acquaint yourself with Arthur and his friends at his website!