While we engage as adults in non-stop speculation and discussion of coronavirus and economy, we often miss out on one group that right now really need our support and understanding. It’s a group who until recently were pushed to the limit by endless discussion on catastrophic climate issues and now under lockdown have little opportunity to burn off the energy that’s building up inside.
It’s hard to explain to children just why a pandemic is dangerous without creating panic and fear. Being unable to talk with friends, even to swap misinformation, means they are reliant on immediate adults for support and guidance.
Thanks to Sinead Kavanagh from Setanta Berlin club sent on this very informative PDF on explaining the coronovirus to children. Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.