Tuesday 14 April 2020

Rainbows and teddy bears

With social distancing and lots of places, including schools closing because of coronavirus, children are connecting with each other by painting colourful rainbows and putting them in their windows for others to see.

It's thought the rainbow trend started in Italy, but has rapidly caught on in other countries, including the US, Canada, Spain and now the UK.

Thank you NHS, Stay at home, or Keep smiling,  are some of the messages that accompany the rainbows.

Finally, one on a drive.

A mass teddy bear hunt is also under way around the world to help distract the millions of children locked down. Stuffed toys are being placed in windows to give children a fun and safe activity while walking around their neighbourhood with parents. The hunt is inspired by the children's book We're Going on a Bear Hunt, written by Michael Rosen.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has also joined in, putting two bears in the window of her family home.

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