Coloring cartoon by Burrillville artist aims to reduce virus fears
March 29, 2020
BURRILLVILLE – In reaction to the COVID 19 pandemic and how it is affecting kids and families, local artist and safety advocate Jim Weicherding released a series of coloring cartoons this week, aimed at helping to reduce fear and anxiety for little kids who are hearing and seeing what is happening in their lives.
“Kids and adults can use these messages to encourage flu and cold prevention in the home,” said Weicherding. “It will also help initiate conversations in the home that will have a positive impact on children, teens and adults alike.”
The series was also provided the Rhode Island governor’s office, the state Department of Health, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, LifeSpan Hospital Network, Landmark Medical Center, Rhode Island Academy of Pediatrics, and the Rhode Island State Police, as well as state police and fire departments and family clinics.
“Flu and cold prevention education and awareness are very important and it’s better to reach out to families without instilling more fear into their lives,” Weicherding said. “The more kids and families we reach the better this works and becomes effective to help keep everyone safer and healthy.”
Readers are invited to print the series below and talk with their kids about maintaining a healthy and safe environment at home.
Print these out for your kids to color
www.carshownationals.com along with Jim Weicherding have teamed up to promote kids safety and classic cars and bring them together in a series of coloring pages and public announcements! Please check back often and make sure you share this info with your kids, grandkids and families!
Please click the coloring pages below to print out for your kids!
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Bus Stop Kids:
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About Jim Weicherding: AWARD-WINNING PUBLISHED ARTIST, AUTHOR, CARTOONIST, WRITER, CRAFTSMAN and PUBLIC SAFETY ADVOCATE. Jim will be featured by SEMA in the next few months!! Check out one of Jim's pages here: www.underthehoodshow.com/kidssafety
Jim Showcases Buckleupallofus Giant Balloon Attraction & Passes Out 1,000’s Of Bucky Kids Safety Coloring Posters, Fridge Magnets & Stickers to Kids at Classic Car & Truck Shows, DragWays & Race Tracks Across New England & New York State Throughout the Cruisin’ Season Reminding Kids & Families to Boost Up! & Buckle Up!