Coping with Coronavirus | How to Talk to Your Child

Coping with Coronavirus | How to Talk to Your Child

Kids would have heard about the coronavirus either from social chatter or snippets of things they hear from adults. So, how to talk about it in an age-appropriate way?

The virus is new and there is more news of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) each day, with 18 new infections as we type, bringing the national tally to 117 cases to date. By now, even young children, who might only be 5 or 6 years of age, would have heard about the coronavirus either from social chatter at the school playground or snippets of things they hear from adults. So, what should you tell your child about the coronavirus, and how to talk about it in an age-appropriate way?

First things first, keep calm and make sure you are not panicking when talking about the topic.

Empower Your Child with Age-Appropriate Facts About Coronavirus

Don’t fuel the flame by providing excessive information that can cause unnecessary alarm. The following infocomic is a great one to explain to young children.  

What is Coronavirus?

what is coronavirus

What are the Symptoms?

what are the symptoms

How is it Spread?

how is it spread

How to Keep Safe?

how to keep safe

If you, as the parent, are unsure about the coronavirus, head over to the World Health Organization website for accurate advice and virus myth busters.

This article has been republished with permission from Kiddy123.

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