I remember when I found out Peyton had allergies. One was super scary, Peyton has a fish allergy and we found out the hard way. I remember when I got the call from daycare saying Peyton was complaining about her stomach hurting and she was developing a rash, they weren’t sure what to do. Thankfully, I worked less than 5 minutes away so I rushed over to check on my baby, she was only 18 months old. I immediately recognized what was going on, Peyton was having an allergic reaction. But she was so little she didn’t know how to express what was going on. I rushed her over to the ER, again just a few moments away from the daycare and they administered some medication to stop the reaction. Once everything was under control I started walking through the day with the daycare provider, the only thing that was new at daycare was lunch. Today they had served fish sticks. Peyton loved them! She ate a whole bunch, but her body didn’t like them. She was allergic to them.
PBS Kids has put together a collection of stories helping to explain allergies to children. I think it’s a great idea! Now, little ones can watch their favorite characters talk about allergies and what to do and how to keep each other safe. And it covers all allergies, from seasonal nasal allergies to food allergies (peanut allergies). It a movie I think all littles should watch.
The following episodes are included in this collection –
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel’s Allergy
When Daniel tries a peach for the first time, he learns he is allergic to the fruit. Dad and Doctor Anna take care of him, and Doctor Anna tells Daniel how he can take care of himself, too.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Allergies at School
Daniel is celebrating the 100th day at school. He tells Teacher Harriet and his friends that he is allergic to peaches. Teacher Harriet, Katerina, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, and Prince Wednesday take care of Daniel by helping him avoid peaches. They all take care of each other in different ways throughout the school day.
Arthur: Binky Goes Nuts
When Binky discovers that he’s allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed, and to understand his allergy.
Peg + Cat: The Allergy Problem
When Peg is told she’s allergic to Cat, Cat leaves home! Ramone flies Peg around the world in his flying machine that runs on 100 pebbles, in search of her friend.
Pig is allergic to peaches! Too bad Sheep doesn’t know that! When she brings Pig a big bag of peaches to make pies, Pig starts sneezing so much that he can’t even tell Sheep what he really needs is a…a…apples. Sheep tries to guess what Pig needs, imagining a silly array of a-sounding words!
The series is approximately 70 minutes long.
All About Allergies is available at PBS Kids or online.
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