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VICTOR & THE GREAT PAUSE is a children’s story about a clever and compassionate stray dog and his experience of the Covid-19 pandemic. This illustrated videobook is brought to you by THE BRIGHT SIDERS, a multi-arts collaboration between acclaimed songwriter KRISTIN ANDREASSEN and NYC child psychiatrist DR. KARI GROFF.
They welcome you to watch this 20-minute video with the children you love, then download the FREE accompanying guidebook “COMPASSION IN THE PANDEMIC: CONVERSATION STARTERS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS & KIDS” right here.
THE BRIGHT SIDERS offer this story as part of their preventative health mission. The story is intended to help children ages 5-9 process and discuss the experience of the pandemic, with a focus on compassion and courage. Young listeners will be inspired to think about both their own experience in the pandemic and what it has been like for other people.

Want more like this? Check out The Bright Siders’ debut children’s mental health themed album A MIND OF YOUR OWN. This star-studded, National Parenting Product Award-winning record is out now on Smithsonian Folkways Records. The Bright Siders are also available for in-person and on-line workshops on creativity and emotional wellness.

For more information and to join a fantastic community of parents, teachers, and artists, please sign up for their email list,  add their album to your favorites on Spotify, or buy it on CD or vinyl to hold their beautifully illustrated liner notes in print.

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Craig Selinger

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