Explaining the Coronavirus to Young Children

Inge Strange

Intern Counselor

If you are a parent, helping your child to navigate their understanding of COVID may be on your mind right now. How do I explain this to my child? What should I share and what should I keep to myself? How can I help my child understand what is going on when I don’t have all the answers? Importantly, what we do and do not share with our children will impact how they process this situation. 

Please use these reference storybooks found online to guide your discussions with your child. You can read one or both of them to your child, or just read them yourself to learn about how to explain COVID to a young child. While we may not have all of the answers, reading a book on a topic can definitely provide reassurance for a child as it gives the message that they have power in this situation and that they are not alone. Afterall, this challenge is big enough that someone wrote a book about it, and millions of other children around the world are reading the same story, too!

Published by Nosy Crow, you may download a copy of the book via https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf

The Covibook is available to download for free via https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

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