Your child may understandably be concerned or worried by what they see, read or hear in the news or online regarding coronavirus (covid-19). The resources and websites below offer helpful support and advice when talking to your child about the virus.
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This is a FREE digital information book for primary school
age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken
to control it. It answers lots of questions in a child-friendly way, and
aims to both inform and reassure. Published by Nosy Crow and
illustrated by Axel, the text had expert input from Professor Graham
Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and
also two headteachers and a child psychologist.
There is also a free audio edition of the book, read by Hugh
There's a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment and there
won't always be answers to the questions your children are asking.
The NSPCC has some fantastic advice on it's website to support parents having conversations about this difficult time in a safe and open way.
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19),
there are things you can do to help. The NSPCC also has advice if your are concerned they are struggling with their mental health.
|Dr Chris and Dr Xand have been to a school in London with Newsround to answer your coronavirus questions and concerns.|