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How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

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Ever since Coronavirus (COVID-19) came out, there have been major changes in the world. We are currently dealing with a Coronovirus pandemic. You can read more about Coronavirus, theme park closures and more here – Traveling During The Coronavirus Pandemic.

Every time you turn on the news, radio or even scroll through social media, all you hear about is Coronavirus. Just the other day, my son asked me “Mom, what is Coronavirus?”

I tried to explain it to him, but I couldn’t find a visual to go with it. Being that he is homeschooled, every question becomes a full on lesson.

So, I went scouring the internet to find a video or an infographic that I could use to better teach him exactly what Coronavirus is and what to expect.

I found this 10-page infographic below made by Manuela Molina @mindheart.kids which perfectly explains what Coronavirus is and that is what I used to teach my son. Thank you Manuela!

She did such an amazing job and explaining it so that my kids had very few questions when we were done talking about, as compared to the first time I tried to explain it to them. So this was a win!

My goal is to talk to my kids about current events, but not to overwhelm them or stress them out. This infographic was just what I needed to talk to my kids about Coronavirus.

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PS: We have now named the kids blue ball “Coronavirus.” It was the perfect addition to our homeschool lesson on Coronavirus. Kids seem to grasp things better when there is a visual, and this ball worked perfect.

One of the kids did mention that if the ball was red, then it would really be a Coronavirus, and we all giggled!

If you have a printer at home, I recommend that you save each of the Coronavirus infographics photos above to your desktop or phone (there are 10 total).

Then you can print out each infographic out on a sheet of paper. If you want to save paper and ink like I did, you can print up to 4 photos on each sheet.

Next, fold it up or have the kids cut it out and then go over each slide with them. Make sure to allow room for questions, because they’ll have a few!

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Margaret March 22, 2020 - 12:11 am

This is so helpful! I teach kids and I am worried about scaring them. These infographics are great, I will show them to my class if anyone asks.

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