Coronavirus and the new normal
How can you start a conversation with your child?
The first pdf book is Free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler (suitable for 5-9 yr olds).
The second pdf is A book created by a nurse to help ease children’s fears about the coronavirus. The free picture book, Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus, features a dog named Dave relaying his anxieties about coronavirus to an owl named Dotty, who is a nurse.
This resource is designed on the theme that children are joining a super hero team with characters who will help them. The characters are all based on techniques to help build resilience in children such as mindfulness and positive thinking. Children are set small challenges which they can tick off. Access the PowerPoint and story HERE
This poem ‘What’s Going On?’ gives children lots of information and reassurance and is beautifully illustrated. It is presented as a book with turning pages.
Another book is ‘Dave The Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus’
A book created by a nurse to help ease children’s fears about the coronavirus. The free picture book, Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus, features a dog named Dave relaying his anxieties about coronavirus to an owl named Dotty, who is a nurse.
This is a lovely, child friendly explanation of the coronavirus and some of the measures that are currently being undertaken in the UK. Hopefully this will help you to answer some of the questions your children are asking. The blue links will take you to the relevant page on the ELSA Support website where they are available to down load for free.
There are also similar resources to explain social contact and to talk about staying at home.
Lots of people have been asking for activities to do if school is closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Our friends at ELSA support have put together this list of activities to help with your child’s emotional wellbeing. There are 14 days worth but many can be used over several days if necessary. Please find this resource HERE