Number 15

Rainbows in our windows: Childhood in the time of corona Edited by Ruby Turok-Squire

15 Rainbows_Page_001.jpgRainbows in our windows: Childhood in the time of corona
Edited by Ruby Turok-SquireIn March of this year, as I walked around the suddenly empty streets in my new hometown, I started seeing rainbows appearing in windows, some with cotton wool for clouds, some with sequins for raindrops. These rainbows, all entirely unique, appeared to speak on behalf of the children who had made them. “Look at us, listen to us”, they said through the glass. “Our schools and playgrounds may be closed, but we are still wishing to be together, and we are all experiencing this time in our own, different, and equally vivid, ways.” How to hear those voices more clearly? How to respond to them?... As you explore each of the five themes in this issue, I hope you will see how each illuminates the others. You will find authors of children’s books contributing alongside academics who study children’s literature, psychologists and neuroscientists contributing alongside humanitarian organisations and a community group implementing psychological support programmes, and teachers contributing alongside government advisors on education and academics who study education. My hope is that this special issue will demonstrate the benefits of a truly interdisciplinary approach for all involved.

ISBN 978-0-900232-36-7 | 168pp

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