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Helpful Coronavirus resources for Parents 

 
 Below is a selection of books you can share with your children to help explain coronavirus.
 
PDF iconDave the dog is worried about coronavirus
PDF iconMy Hero is you 
PDF icon Coronavirus - A book for children 
 
Below are some youtube video clips to help your child prepare for returning to school and the need for social distancing. 
  • Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story about Social Distancing Written by Kim St. Lawrence Read by Ryan St. Lawrence.
 
  • A youtube clip to explain Social Distancing to Kids
  • For very young children who may not understand the concept of viruses and germs, this video from Sesame Street's Grover is a great way to show them the “good” and “bad” of being far away and too close up to someone. Grover and Social Distancing - there is no better way to spread some educational truth about staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Below is some more government guidance and support materials from other organisations for YOU and your children. 
 
COVID -19 guidance: Supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and
wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak​
 
Web iconClick here for some lovely family activities and lots of resources for Mindfulness.
 
Web icon Click here to access the NSPCC acdvice and support for parents and carers. There is an online hub providing advice and support for parents and carers during the Coronavirus outbreak. 

 

PDF iconResponding to coronavirus - resources to help mental health and wellbeing 

 

PDF iconBack to School Guide For parents, carers  and guardians from Barnet