Talking About COVID-19
Do you have children concerned about COVID-19? On this page, you'll find tips and resources to help explain this pandemic to the children in your home.
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Do you have children aged 4-7 who are concerned about #Covid-19? Here’s a short, interactive book to help you talk to them about it in a fun way. (source: Mindheart) Child friendly explanation of Covid-19
Read this children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19 My Hero is You
Be willing to talk. They will already have heard something. Silence and secrets do not protect our children. Honesty and openness do. Think about how much they will understand. You know them best!
- Be open and listen. Allow your child to talk freely. Ask them open questions and find out how much they already know.
- Be honest.Always answer their questions truthfully. Think about how old your child is and how much they can understand.
- Be supportive. Your child may be scared or confused. Give them space to share how they are feeling and let them know you are there for them.
- It is OK not to know the answers.It is fine to say “We don’t know, but we are working on it; or we don’t know, but we think.” Use this as an opportunity to learn something new with your child!