Mar 6, 2020
Corona Virus and Your Family
Part One: Talking With Our Kids about Corona Virus
Is the news to scary for our kids? https://parenting.nytimes.com/culture/kids-current-events
Under age 7, focus on health basics unless your kids ask you. And if they ask you about it first start by asking them what they know.
Over age 7, bring it up, ask what they know. Start where they are and share resources that are age appropriate. Be truthful and let them know that you take them serious.
Dr Binocs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-JbDMYmAQM
Dr. Tina Bryson: https://www.tinabryson.com/news/coronavirus-talking-points-for-parents-amp-teachers-with-the-whole-brain-child-approach?fbclid=IwAR1TB3l-kYLDTq4NfXTdSBo0YETrla3zm1xttUsSGiUdr5ibGwphHSWc8bg
NYT what to tell kids: https://parenting.nytimes.com/childrens-health/coronavirus-kids-talk
Parent Squad Video with Public Health Mom: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentsquadevents/
Experiment as a family about how germs spread:
Potato Germs: https://www.atozkidsstuff.com/health.html
Part Two: Get back to health basics
Bubble contests. Songs of the day. Choose soap your kids like.
Part Three: Prepare
Plan for 14 days of being at home that’s the incubation period. Cleaning supplies are important.
What would you do if school would close? Crafts, dancing videos
Bonus: Want More? Books and Videos about germs
Germs Are Not For Sharing Board Book for under 7: https://amzn.to/2TsqLAg
A Germs Journey: https://amzn.to/3cDaYWD
Germs Make Me Sick! : https://amzn.to/2VQCpqi
Story Bots on Netflix “How You Get a Cold Episode”
Song on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBKvbQ12X1U
Self-Care: Buy fancy soap you like.
Play Idea: Do the germs experiments or make a jar of songs or quotes to practice for 20 seconds each time your kids wash their hands.
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