Celebrating World Book and Copyright Day with Lithuanian/American Author Marc O'Brien
World Book Day (WBD), also known as World Book and Copyright Day (or you may even prefer, International Day of the Book), is an annual event created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Created and celebrated every year on April 23, while promoting reading, publishing, and copyright marked by activities, WBD encourages a culture of reading for all ages.
This year, The Davi Magazine is proud to celebrate WBD with Lithuanian/American Author/Poet and Barry University Graduate Marc O'Brien and his latest work, Peter the Peeteatrick Panda and the Pandy Chip Pancakes.
Living in Cocoa Beach, Florida, O'Brien, the 1988 Barry University Graduate, always thought it was his responsibility to educate people on facing adversity while using fictional writing as a healthy activity.
A remarkable learning resource for children visiting the hospital and facing adversity, Peter the Peeteatrick Panda, (a concept sparked by O'Brien following the creation of his retired nursing executive's Mother’s newsletter), acknowledges the importance of reading for pleasure, a good diet creating a positive attitude and building trust.
Moreover, reading for pleasure is one of the biggest indicators of a child’s future success. Peter the Peeteatrick Panda encourages this success by displaying a healthy message of eating, living life correctly and taking care of your body, creating a calming dialogue between parents, health care providers and children.
1 in 10 Children Experience a
Mental Health Disorder
One in ten children experiencing mental health disorders is very likely to decrease by reading for pleasure. Read for Good (2021)
According to the Children's Hospital Association, "Helping every child to lead a well-nurtured, healthy and educated life is good for the child and returns tremendous benefits to society."
Additionally, John Hutton, M.D., demonstrated through brain imaging studies that when families read aloud and engaged with their young children, their development of brain regions associated with learning and higher thinking processes increased.
Peter the Peteeatrick Panda prioritises children's health by discussing health care and developing a trusting conversation when dealing with a nurse leading to enormous peaceful outcomes.
“Reading to a child builds a trustworthy atmosphere,” Author Marc O’Brien says, “It was my goal to create an atmosphere that allowed nurses to calm a child so they
could do their job.”
Further, championing mental health interventions helps children build resilience while enabling them to explore ideas about nutrition and healthy eating to develop questions.
O'Brien continues to effectively educate the public in a way they most feel comfortable by presenting his work professionally on a worldwide scale.
"It's a wonderful way for children to learn and discuss health care because the most important thing about starting the health care procedure when you deal with a nurse is to communicate," Author, Marc O’Brien says.
Bright eye-catching illustrations coupled with helpful text sets Peter the Peeteatrick Panda apart, and introduces children to the hospital environment, the role of health professionals, hospital equipment and nutrition.
Furthermore, children gain greater familiarisation with the health care journey, which helps to reduce fear and enables parents and nurses to ask open-ended questions.
O'Brien's Peter the Peteeatrick Panda is a reminder that soothing communication is necessary between nurses and paediatric patients.
Following the success of 'Peter the Peeteatrick Panda', O'Brien has performed library and school readings in both Florida and New Jersey. In addition, Peter has attended Christmas parties at Patrick Air Force Base for children whose parents were deployed.
Keep up-to-date with O'Brien's Peter the Peeteatrick Panda and the Pandy Chip Pancakes on Twitter @cgtlasnewswire.
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