Our kids are picking up more than we know. Help control there anxiety by sharing age-appropriate information about COVID-19.
Here are some links that can help them understand and feel safe and in control.
What Is A Virus?
Viruses are like tiny pirates. Find out more in this clip.
Find out how viruses can travel around the world. (This story is about bird flu which occurred in the early 2000s.)
Read a comic book story about how our body fights viruses.
See viruses and other microbes under a microscope.
What Is Coronavirus?
Find out what coronavirus is and how it’s different from the common cold or flu.
Watch a video with lots of helpful information.
Doctors answer school children’s questions.
Wash your hands and sing “Happy Birthday” twice (around 20 seconds). (Advice from the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Jane Chisholm, editorial director at Usborne Publishing, talks about germs and how to prevent germs from spreading. You can get your kids a copy of this book here.
Fun ways to say hello, without shaking hands.
Make some safe but gross glow germs to find out how well you wash your hands. (Grownup help required.)
Thanks to Usborne Publishing for providing all these links to keep our kids informed in a way that they can understand.
7 Steps to Fight COVID-19
The World Health Association has identified these 7 things as the most important things we all can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Stay safe and enjoy this time with your family. One of the few silver linings is the extra time we get with them. Thinking of you and your family and can’t wait to see you on the other side of this.