Coronavirus and coping for children

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Resources for children and young people with Down syndrome

Talking to children about Coronavirus in an age appropriate way can help them to understand and cope with the virus.  Here are some resources to help to communicate about the virus with children and young people with Down Syndrome.

Parent and carer guide to helping families cope with Coronavirus outbreak

You can find the Parent and carer guide to helping families cope here. 

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Article for adults to help with talking to kids about Coronavirus

You can find the article on talking to children about Coronavirus here. 

From the Child’s Mind Institute

Audio story and comic strip for exploring Coronavirus

Find the audio story for kids and printable comic strip here.

From the National Public Radio

A Children’s story about social distancing 

Watch the video story Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing here on YouTube.

Videos, songs, and show segments about keeping safe and healthy

Here is a list of videos, songs, and show segments from Daniel Tiger to Sesame Street helping with way to keep kids safe and healthy

From the Public Broadcasting Service for Parents

Free printable social story about the Coronavirus

You can download and print this social story about Coronavirus here.

From The Autism Educator

Activities to help children with stress and coping

Reach Out 

Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids Cosmic Kids

Movement and Mindfulness Activities Go Noodle

Live PE lessons at 9am Monday to Friday The Body Coach TV

Kid-friendly workouts Sworkit