Explaining Coronavirus to children
The National Literacy Trust are hosting an audiocopy of the information book: Coronavirus for Children, aimed at 5-10 year olds. You might want to listen to it with your child, and answer any questions they may have.
Follow the link for the audiobook: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/coronavirus-a-book-for-children/
If you wish to read the book yourself first, to check the contents, here is a link to the pdf version (faster than listening to the audio version!)
Positive Young Minds - https://positiveyoungmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Worry-Busting-Tips-Positive-Young-Minds.pdf
BACP guidance around managing anxiety - https://www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2020/28-february-coronavirus-anxiety-how-to-cope-if-you-re-feeling-anxious-about-the-outbreak/
Childline support on anxiety - https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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