- "Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus Kids Worry More When They're Kept in the Dark"(From Child Mind Institute)
- "Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus" (From the New York Times, March 2, 2020)
- "How Teachers Are Talking to Students About the Coronavirus" (From Education Week, March 3, 2020)
- NPR article entitled "Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus."It's all a hand-drawn comic directly for kids, attempting to neutralize their emotions on the facts. There's even a link to the entire graphic and directions on how to fold it into a little book with its eight informative panels. Included in the NPR comic are details about hand washing, including getting all the "nooks and crannies," and keeping your hands away from your face as much as possible to keep germs from entering in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- When in doubt, the World Health Organization has amazing resources on hand washing and protecting yourself--the visual are more kid-friendly than their videos, which I'd reserve for parents. There are also 2 posters on their website that you can download on how to deal with the stress of it all--for both parents AND kids.
- Even a 2018 Buzzfeed hand washing article has resurfaced--and it has great graphics, which I'm posting below. By focusing more on keeping all germs at bay (it is still cold and flu season), and less on the hype and hysteria, we'll all be healthier along the way.
Graphics from https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus and https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/how-to-wash-hands-properly-according-to-science?fbclid=IwAR01g1d5m73G5zkiOB_3HfCiyNTUhF70Khr6nlMW1XaQoUwK0gDYZFp7Cb8