New website aims to showcase kids’ experience with pandemic through artwork

Hadas Kuznits
May 07, 2020 - 8:31 pm
Kate Perlman performing her song on Quarantined Kids website

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  A new website that's designed for kids aims to showcase their experience of the pandemic through their artwork.  

Kate Perelman wrote a song describing the different aspects of living in quarantine and is submitting it to the site.

"It's about like your pets, offices become like our school rooms,” the 12-year-old said, explaining the song. 

The site, Quarantined Kids, was created by Lauren Rowello to give kids a space to express themselves through their art.

"Sometimes I'm reading a little about what the kids are going through, but it's always told from the adult's perspective. It's a parent or a grandparents or a reporter telling the story and this is really a space where the kids are going to tell it themselves,” she said. 

The goal, she said, is to share young people’s perspectives, as well as see the art and writing they are doing.  

Perelman has a lot of thoughts about the pandemic, saying she really misses going to school. 

For those interested, art work can be submitted through the website, which is expected to go live by Monday.