Open Discussion Forum

Expand all | Collapse all

How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

  • 1.  How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share this resource created specifically for parents (and teachers) of preschoolers and Kindergarteners:

    https://parents.britannica.com/how-to-talk-to-young-children-about-coronavirus/

    I hope others will find it helpful.

    Ann Gadzikowski

    ------------------------------
    Ann Gadzikowski
    Director of Early Learning
    Encyclopedia Britannica
    Evanston IL
    ------------------------------


  • 2.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 26 days ago
    This resource is for parents and teachers of young children as well.

    https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

    Thank you.

    Elizabeth Themm
    Associate Early Childhood Coordinator
    Grand Blanc Community Schools

    ------------------------------
    Elizabeth Themm
    Associate Early Childhood Coordinator
    Grand Blanc Community Schools
    Grand Blanc MI
    ------------------------------



  • 3.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 26 days ago
    This is a very helpful article!  Thank you for sharing it.

    ------------------------------
    Karen Watson
    Director, Cranbrook Early Childhood Center
    Cranbrook Schools
    Bloomfield Hills MI
    ------------------------------



  • 4.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 26 days ago
    That'sa really great link.  Thank you!





  • 5.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 24 days ago
    This is a decent and simple resource as well.  I would like to emphasis the importance of validation, providing control, and focusing just as much on what they CAN do about it, example hand washing, not touching our friends face, ect.

    Great questions and thank you for asking!

    https://fit.sanfordhealth.org/blog/explaining-covid-19-to-children

    ------------------------------
    Cassandra Weisz
    Aberdeen SD
    ------------------------------



  • 6.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 21 days ago

    I wrote this about the importance of talking about COVID-19 with children. Hope some parents find it helpful. 

    https://www.earlychildhoodeducationandcare.com/bloggers/2020/3/17/things-may-not-make-sense-when-you-are-older-what-adults-can-learn-from-olaf



    ------------------------------
    Nicole Willard
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Arlington Children's Center
    Stoneham MA
    ------------------------------



  • 7.  RE: How to Talk to Young Children about Coronavirus

    Posted 20 days ago
      |   view attached
    heres something that might be a good conversation starter for kids who are feeling anxious

    ------------------------------
    Carol Murray
    Bard Nursery School
    Red Hook NY
    ------------------------------

    Attachment(s)