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It can be difficult to explain why we have to stay indoors, wash our hands for 20 seconds and why some people we know are getting sick. There's an increasing number of resources you can access, for free, to help you to explain the coronavirus and social distancing to children.

 

#COVIBOOK Author Manuela Molina has created a book for children aged 7 and under. As the author explains, "I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation." This book is available to download in several languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and other languages too. Download it for FREE here: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables 

Nosy Crow have produced a FREE book for adults to read to their children, to help explain what the virus is and how to stay safe. The book was made with expert input from Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler. This downloadable book is written in child-friendly language and will help to answer many questions children may have.

Children's Commissioner's Guide to Coronavirus - is free to download. "The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home." Download the guide below, or from the Children's Commissioner's website here.
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