Explaining the Coronavirus: Resources for Children

Updated: 24/04/20

1) Explaining the Coronavirus

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Resources for children

Children’s guide to Coronavirus from the Children’s Commissioners Children over 7 Guide to exploring what is the Coronavirus Link
Guide to Coronavirus by Mencap Children under 11 An easy to read guide on the Coronavirus and how to prevent it from spreading Link
Newsround video Children under 13 A video explaining why the Coronavirus is not as scary as it sounds Link
Coronavirus book by MindHeart Children under 7 A short book exampling the Coronavirus with an activity on how a child feels Link
My Story about Pandemics and the Coronavirus by Carol Gray Children

5 – 11

 

Children with ASD

Social story explaining the coronavirus with visual aids

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Someday: A story of Hope for children by Carol Gray Children

5 – 11

 

Children with ASD

Social story about how to phrase discussion about the future Link
BrainPOP video on Coronavirus Children under 7 Video explaining the Coronavirus and how to prevent it spreading Link
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus Children under 11 An online comic exploring the Coronavirus Link
What is the Coronavirus by Amanda McGuinness Children under 7

 

Children with ASD

Easy to read explanation of what is the Coronavirus

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Advice about the Coronavirus on Easy Read Online Children under 7 Easy to read slides explaining the Coronavirus Link
Coronavirus social situation on twinkl.com Children

5 – 11

 

Social story about getting ill and how to stop spreading the Coronavirus Link
What is the Coronavirus from Open Arms Support Services Children under 7 Social story aimed at young children

 

 

 

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The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly: The Coronavirus and Me by Ana M Gomez Children under 7 Social story encouraging children to explore how they feel Link
Coronavirus Story by Elsa Support Children

6 – 11

 

Social story explaining the Coronavirus and how to prevent it spreading Link
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