Books and Storytime For Our Young Autoimmune Encephalitis Warriors
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Julie’s Library: Story Time with Julie Andrews
Join the beloved icon, Julie Andrews, for storytime as she reads some of her favorite children’s books.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems
Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons. We are going to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making.
Story Box Library
Story Box Library allows children to watch celebrated stories read aloud by well loved storytellers. Login today with your local library card number. Recommended for children 3-12 years
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
“Goodnight With Dolly” web series featuring Dolly Parton reading Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.
Cuddle up and listen to ‘Daisy Ray’ (Desiree Wolter), read her book ‘Our Fox Has Lost His Socks’. After the story time portion of this event, Desiree shares the true life story with the adults in the audiance about what happened when her husband came down with anti-NMDAr encephalitis.
Our FOX has Lost His SOCKS
Author Desiree Wolter has written a gentle children’s story based on true events of when her husband became ill with autoimmune encephalitis. Desiree is an IAES member from Australia. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this book will go to supporting IAES’ mission.
Our Fox Has Lost His Socks is destined to be the most prized addition to anyone’s library who has a family member with a serious illness, and a brilliant gift for all ages. AE is not mentioned specifically, but you will recognize it by the “Brain on fire” discription.
‘This is our fox with his white tidy socks that he wears every day the exact same way! Up to the shin and just under the knee, white and crisp and as clean as can be until one day you see, he started to act hmmm …. Differently!’
Let Mamma Fox, Fox Red and Fox Blue take you on a funny yet sad journey of when, as Dr Otter explains it “Pappa Fox’s brain is on fire” Pappa Fox acts out of character paints everything pink, acts very silly and confused and loses his tidy white socks. Will life ever be the same for this fox family? Will Pappa Fox ever find his Socks again?
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
From British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life’s universal lessons
A Zebra Tale
Special Thanks to Immune Deficiency Foundation for A Zebra Tale.
Cartoon Characters Help Your Child Understand Autoimmunity
Meditation Apps for Kids
Kids of all ages can reap the benefits of meditation and mindfulness using technology. Meditating even only a few minutes a day has proven to reduce stress, boost immunity, aid memory and concentration, decrease depression and anxiety, and even make you more compassionate. Don’t know where to start? Check out some of our favorite meditation apps for kids. These tools will guide kids through the process and help them relax and ground themselves.
Angry Birds Friends
Provides cognitive stimulation for attention and reasoning.
Plants vs. Zombies™ (apple)
Rehabilitation is fun with this game. Requires you to strategize and use the best plants to ward off a horde of zombies. A good way to improve fine motor and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s super addicting!
Make screen time active with 300+ dance videos, yoga exercises and mindfulness activities for the kids.
Recommended for children aged 4 to 10 years
Monument Valley (iPad)
Challenge yourself and boost your visual processing skills while working on cognitive rehabilitation. In Monument Valley, you must manipulate confusing architecture to help guide the princess safely.
Thinking Time Pro - Cognitive Skill Training
Cognitive Skill Training presents kids with four games, each of which addresses some combination of “executive function” skills. The main learning themes are memory, reasoning, inhibition control, and flexible thinking, but games also require kids to pay attention and follow rules.
For fine & gross motor skills, problem solving, cognitive rehabilitation.