Teaching Kids About the Coronavirus:
There is a middle ground between oversharing with children and completely sheltering them. Chances are that this pandemic and quarantined lifestyle has been an adjustment and many questions and possible meltdowns have already happened! There are great age appropriate resources out there to help kids understand what is going on. Pick what you know would work best for your child and adjust accordingly. I have shared my two favorite resources.
Educators Naomi O'Brien of @readlikearockstar and LaNesha Tabb of @Apron_Education have put together a fantastic e-book explaining the virus with three activities you can do: Create a poster, Share your feelings and Write out a 20-second hand washing song. The poster my daughter created is above and the song we sing is "Do You Know the Muffin Man."
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Mind Heart has shared a great book for younger children explaining the Coronavirus in over 20 languages. There is also a drawing activity to help name and express feelings.