Talking to kids
Talking to children about coronavirus
1. Be aware of your own behaviour
2. Stick to the facts
3. Explain what efforts are being made to contain the virus
4. Offer practical advice
How kids can keep busy
It can be tough not seeing your friends or wider family but by staying home you are doing your bit to keep your community safe. Well done you!
Here are some things you might enjoy while at home:'
- Read for an hour per day! Look up 'best books of all time”, school reading lists, or simply pick a book and read.
- Write/Journal: This will prove an important historical event, spend a little time documenting it each day;this will help you academically, as well as positively boost your social and emotional health.
- Remote Career Expo: Engage with your relatives remotely, and find out more about their career, how and why they chose that path, and their opinion of the pros and cons of the career.
- Compassion Project: keeping a safe distance, how can you help your neighbour or a relative? Write positive and encouraging letters to the elderly, first responders, or medical employees, have the notes delivered to assisted living facilities or hospitals.
- Independent passion project: You have a unique opportunity to do more with your free time:
- Learn something new! What is it you wish you knew how to do but never had the time to do it?
- Learn how to paint a room, cook a meal, or knit a hat. Wash your mum’s car, or learn how to change a tyre.
- Learn basic coding
- Fix your bike, or complete a project around the house.
- Watch YouTube lessons on a variety of personal interests.
- Work out daily.
- Plan a games night with your family.