Helping Kids Understand COVID-19

It seems that some children are concerned when they’re going to see their friends and grandparents as time has been settling in.  It’s so hard to know what to tell our kids.  Many great stories, videos, and resources about COVD-19 have been popping up to support children.   

Here are some: 

Time to Come in Bear:  A Children’s Story About Social Distancing

Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall – The awesome Sesame Street had an amazing program with doctors explaining COVD, hand washing, and making masks; how to deal with big feelings; and tips to stay healthy.  

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ROBert using Playmobil 

Authors of The Gruffalo have written this free book about COVD-19, mores for older children.  They also have these lovely re-imagined cartoon images from their most loved stories, to help children understand the current situation.  

Great social stories by Autism Little Learners on wearing masks, social distancing, why schools are closed, and more. 

And for children who need a social story to help know how tele therapy will work, this story can easily be adapted.