Resources for Talking to your Child about COVID-19

Child friendly information about COVID-19

Resources for Talking to your Child about COVID-19 

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

 

 

 

Children 1st provides general advice about how to talk to children about Coronavirus

 

Unicef

 

 

Unicef offer 8 Top Tips for talking to your child about Coronavirus

Dave the Dog

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.

#COVIBOOK

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. 

Click here for versions in other languages

 

Time to Come In Bear

Time To Come In Bear

A video about staying at home

Dr Ranj

 

 

Dr Ranj explains the coronavirus to Jobi. Click here to watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.

Parent Key Workers

When Your Parent Is A Key Worker

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.

COVID-19 Time Capsule

COVID-19 Time Capsule

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:

My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule (for children)

My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule (for adults)

Talking Mats

Talking Mats

Talking Mats have developed an easy read resource based on the World Health Organisation recommendations to help people with communication difficulties understand what they can and can't do.

 

Young Scot

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.