Parent Resources – Primary School
Starting school can be daunting so it is well worth spending the time to speak to your child’s teacher about his or her needs. It is really useful if all the specialist teachers can learn about cystic fibrosis (CF). Here you will find a variety of resources which are useful to assist. As your child moves through primary school he or she may become more independent, however it is still really useful for teachers to undertand about CF and what your child’s particular needs are.
Films and Books
Good Clean Hands: This 3 min 40 second animation is all about hand washing and ways to minimise spreading germs, particularly to those who have cystic fibrosis. The film is suitable for children aged 3 to 8.
A young girl explains to her class about having CF and what treatment she has to do. (PDF available to print out)
37 Is Just A Number: By Katarina Welborn
A compilation of personal experiences of living with cystic fibrosis, from the perspective of a young 7 year old, a 15 year old, an adult and a parent of a child with CF. The stories were compiled by a 15 year old as part of a school project. Download a copy here, or Buy Online Here. 100% of the purchase price goes directly to Cystic Fibrosis WA.
Our Baby has Sixty-Five Roses
This is the story of a little boy, his dog and his family as they learn and understand what is happening to their newborn baby sister, who has been recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Written and illustrated by two CF mothers, the story’s simple words carry powerful messages of love and hope, and the accompanying beautiful drawings tug delicately on the heart strings. Buy Online Here
Monty A story about cystic fibrosis by Meredith Bubb
Monty is a whimsical canine, whose owner has cystic fibrosis (CF). Through Monty we experience the daily routines of living with CF as well as heading off to hospital. The book deals with a number of concepts pertaining to the care and treatment of a person with CF, complete with information and suggested extension activities.
Purchase online from: Cystic Fibrosis Queensland $11.00 Buy Online Here
The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses by Sandi Bowie
Jeremy is a curious 10 year old who likes to sneak and spy. He wants to find out why his neighbor Darcy has had the week off school. He slips into “Super Stealth Mode” to locate the mysterious sixty-five roses that Darcy tells him about, because he thinks they might just be the answer to getting some time off school. Buy the e-book on Amazon here, Kobo here or through the iTunes store. For more details about the author visit her website here.
A Germ’s Journey by Thom Rooke, MD
Where did your cold germ come from? Where is it going next? A germ’s journey is filled with shuffles, sniffles and sneezes. A great resource to teach children about how easily germs can spread. (More for children 5 and upwards)
Germs are not for sharing by Elizabeth Verdick
A book especially for young children which teaches them the basics of not spreading germs.
Infection Control Brochure- Developed by Cystic Fibrosis Australia
Click here for a downloadable copy.