As the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic develops further young people in your care will begin studying at home. The virus has brought monumental change to how we teach and care for children and young people.
The virus presents a particular challenge for a lot of younger children as they adapt to new social distancing measures and forms of learning.
To support different forms of learning, Ineqe Safeguarding Group have prepared a short animation, a story book and an activity that supports you to tackle misinformation and help children understand Coronavirus.
The aim of these resources is to be informative and reduce heightened levels of anxieties about the ongoing pandemic.
Free eBook: Everybody Worries by Jon Burgerman
Even the bravest of the brave and the coolest of the cool worry. Worrying is normal when so much has changed.
Inspired by conversations with his parent friends who weren’t sure how to explain what is happening right now to their small children, artist and writer Jon Burgerman decided to do something to help.
“I decided to write a book about worry and stress and how normal it is and how we can try and mitigate it. I think we might not acknowledge that small children worry as much as they do. Without a means of expressing their anxieties the stress can manifest and have adverse effects.
It’s important to talk openly about what is going on and that the feelings we’re experience are being felt by a lot of people, and that by sharing and caring for each other we can try and make it a little better.”
Click here to read the book.
There’s a new word you might have heard.
You might hear people talking about it or you might hear it on the news. This word is the reason that you’re not going to school. It is the reason you can’t go outside very often or visit your friends. It might be the reason why the grown-up or grown-ups who look after you are at home.
But what is it and why is everyone talking about it?
The word is:
Dear families and educator all over the world,
I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world.
Manuela Molina - the author