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Talking to children about coronavirus

Tips for how to talk to children about the pandemic

With these unprecedented times, the coronavirus pandemic has brought huge change to all of our lives and children can become aware of the changes they see around them. Here, we offer you a range of resources to help you talk to children about coronavirus.


The World Made a Rainbow

View the trailer of this reassuring story by Michelle Robinson, beautifully illustrated by Emily Hamilton and a perfect reminder of fun, hope and togetherness, inspired by rainbows that children across the world have created.  Published by Bloomsbury  supporting Save the Children.  Ideal for little ones.

Why not order it through Click and Collect?

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters

This website gives child friendly explanations about Coronavirus and offers advice and tips for parents and carers who want to talk to children about it.

Nosy Crow Coronavirus Book

An illustrated eBook

Nosy Crow, a small, multi-award-winning, independent children’s publishing company have produced  an illustrated digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. It’s illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.


Young Minds

A mental health charity dedicated to achieving a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges, have created a blog page with some handy tips on talking to young people about Coronavirus.

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Family Lives

A charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.  Their webpage is full of information and activities helping you and your family adjust to spending more time at home. 

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Save the children

A global charity helping children stay safe, healthy and to keep learning so that every child can reach their full potential.  Here they list 7 simple tips on talking to kids about Coronavirus. 

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The BBC’s news service for children and young people has been covering the story, with lots of child focused news stories. 


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