Children and Young People will be hearing lots about COVID-19. This can be overwhelming. Children and young people will be worrying about themselves, family members and friends.
Below are links to child friendly information about COVID-19.
Children 1st provides general advice about how to talk to children about Coronavirus
Unicef offer 8 Top Tips for talking to your child about Coronavirus
Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus is a book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.
With everything that is going on at the moment; big changes to children’s routines and lots of stories on the news it can be a really scary time for children.
This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner.
This short book was created to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. It is recommended to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times.
A video about staying at home
Dr Ranj explains the coronavirus to Jobi. Click here to watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.
When Your Parent Is A Key Worker advice from the British Psychology Society for children and young people during the Coronavirus. If one or both of your parents is a key worker, this booklet will help you understand some of the changes that have happened because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Create your own COVID-19 Time Capsule - a free downloadable activity created by Natalie Long of LONG Creations who decided that it would be fun to make a little time capsule of this life event we are all living through. Why not have a go at making your own time capsule with your family, the resource includes:
- Draw Family Picture
- All About Me
- How I'm Feeling
- My Community
- What I Am Doing At Home
- Handprint Page
- Special Occasion
- Letter To Myself
- Interview Your Household
- Letter From Your Household
Available for free download for both children and adults:
It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed and scared by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) right now. Find out more about what's happening and the simple steps you can take to stay safe. Also find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community.