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How to talk to your child about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Trafford advice

Tips for Parents - Guidance from Trafford Educational Psychologists


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General advice

Talking to your child about coronavirus - Young Minds

Advice on talking to children about coronavirus - The British Pyschology Society 

7 simple tips on how to talk to kids about coronavirus - Save the Children

How to talk to your child about coronavirus. 8 Tips to comfort and protect children - Unicef 

Corona eLearning is a free, quick and easy learning resource for young people - Eton Digital

Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children - Place2Be

What to say to your child about the coronavirus - and how to cope as a parent - Alpha Parenting

Tips and guidance on supporting preschool children - Zero to Three

How to Talk to Kids and Teens About World Trauma - Hey Sigmund

Talking to children - National Association of School Psychologists



Talking to kids about the coronavirus page and video - Child Mind Institute

Video and resources for children age 3-7 years - Brainbop 

Video for older children about coronavirus - World Health Organisation

Keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids - BBC News video 


Comics and social stories

Explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo artist Alex Sheffler - Nosy Crow

My Hero is You illustrated book available in different languages aimed at 6-11 year olds - InterAgency Standing Committee and WHO

Coronavirus Story - Elsa Support

Hello I'm a Virus - Covibook: interactive booklet for children by MindHeart.Kids

My Story about Pandemics and the coronavirus - Carol Gray

A useful comic to explain coronavirus to children - Just for Kids

Kids guide to new coronavirus - Live Science

A comic exploring coronavirus - NPR 

Cosy Time - story written for young children to help explain over-70s isolation