Talking with Kids about Coronavirus

From NPR Comic Based on a Radio Story by Cory Turner – Malaka Gharib/ NPR

NPR: Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

NOTE: The printable comic for kids is linked through this enlightening article.


Kids Books Haven’t Prepared Us for the Coronavirus: from Fatherly

Things to think about for the youngest, along with a strong book suggestion: Llama Llama Home with Mama, by Anna Dewdney


Picture book by Steve Mould

“Meet a glowing squid, traveling fungus spores, and much more in this dynamic and engaging book all about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book walks the line between “ew, gross!” and “oh, cool!,” exploring why we need bacteria and introducing readers to its microbial mates–viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa.



From the Indianapolis Public Library:

Fact sheets and FAQs designed especially for use with children are available from


21 thoughts on “Talking with Kids about Coronavirus

  1. What a really useful article, Becky. I – for one – am incredibly relieved that the UK have taken the decision NOT to close schools and college at the present. The knock-on effects for too many vulnerable children and families could be very damaging.

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  2. Great article!
    I’ve just started my new blog about activities, songs, crafts for kids. As a preschool teacher in Italy, I started making videos for my kids and now I will share some things on this new blog.

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  3. I could have sworn I already liked/commented on this, but hey, better late than never. (I’m blaming it on stress from the current situation. LOL) Plus I have already shared it with my friend/local librarian and other friends with two young children. Very helpful and insightful. Thanks!

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