A resource to help your child understand about the Coronavirus:
Newsround have created a very useful video that answers children’s questions about Coronavirus. It is hosted by doctors from CBBC’s Operation Ouch. To watch the video please click here.
ELSA Support have produced a short booklet that you can read through with your child about the school closing: School is closing
Elsa Support have also created a series of social stories to help children understand and process the current situation and the emotions they may be experiencing. These and some home activity ideas can be found on their website here: ELSA Support.
The Autism Educator website have created a free PDF social story about Coronavirus which you can download here: Autism Educator. Alternatively, Carol Gray has also produced a social story about the current pandemic which you can download by clicking here.
The Children’s Commissioner has created a guide for children about coronavirus, you can download it here.
Dragonfly Impact Education have created a Facebook group with some daily challenges and advice for parents. You can read some of their advice in the documents below:
ADHD and ASD Home Learning Advice
BPS have advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about Covid-19: BPS News and Blogs.
For advice on how to support grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak please visit The Child Bereavement Network.
Information from Hampshire’s Educational Psychology service: HIEP-telephonesupportline-covid19