Coronavirus – free resources for children

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus

This colourful picture book gives children the answers when it comes to explaining what the virus is, how it spreads, and what they can do to help, in gentle and simple language that even the youngest kids can follow. It also offers strategies to parents and caregivers for helping their kids navigate anxiety they might be feeling around the pandemic.

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First Aid for Feelings: A workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By using the simple coping strategies found in this workbook, parents and caregivers can encourage children to express thoughts, questions, and feelings. These life skills may help reduce and manage children’s stress or anxiety, and provide some sense of control within their changing lives.

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Coronavirus: A book for children

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?

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Saying goodbye: When someone dies

We created this booklet for children to address the issue of them saying goodbye to a loved one, when they are not able to take part in practices that they would ordinarily be invited to be involved in.

Saying goodbye can be done in lots of different ways, and although children and adults are understandably going to be feeling very sad, and perhaps also very angry, about the loss of rituals and changes in practices, we hope this resource provides some comfort and reassurance to you during this difficult time.

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My hero is you: How kids can fight COVID-19

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. The supplementary guide called “Actions for Heroes” (to be published later) offers support for addressing topics related to COVID-19, helping children manage feelings and emotions, as well as supplementary activities for children to do based on the book.

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Bunty and Bubbly (Washing hands)

Bunty does not like soaps. So, she refuses to clean up. Then one night she has a dream. What happens after that?

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It’s OK to Worry about Coronavirus: A resource pack for children under 12 years old to help manage difficult feelings about coronavirus

Contents:
Information about coronavirus
When you have a worry
If you need to relax
If you can’t sleep

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It’s OK to Worry about COVID-19: A resource pack for teenagers (12 years and over) to help manage difficult feelings about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Contents:
The basics on COVID-19
Social media and anxiety
Let the worry go
Staying healthy at home

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Hello! My name is Coronavirus

The worksheet helps parents and caregivers explain the virus to young children in a way that can help reduce the fear and worry it can cause in them.

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Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Children

Information for children to help them understand what Coronavirus is, the importance of hand washing and how to help stop the virus spreading.

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