To help your whānau navigate through these challenging times, we’ve put together some resources to help your whānau understand what Covid-19 is and help them manage uncertainty.
How to talk to kids about Coronavirus
Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) has put together videos on Coronavirus and why hand washing is so important. These videos are short and easy for kids to understand.
Coronavirus explained (for kids)
The science behind how soap destroys Coronavirus
How to teach children how hand washing helps prevent the spread of Coronavirus
My Hero is You Books
The My Hero is You series are books aimed at 6 – 11-year-olds. The stories were developed for and by children around the world and are designed to help children and parents think together about the questions the pandemic raises.
Coping with worry and anxiety around Covid-19
There is a lot of fear and anxiety around Covid-19. Our everyday lives have been disrupted. Instead of going to school and work, we’re all stuck at home together fighting for space and trying not to get on each other’s nerves. We don’t know what will happen next week or tomorrow and the non-stop news coverage and social media debates don’t help either.
Kids Health has put together this comprehensive guide to help you, your tamariki and your whanau deal with worry and anxiety around the current pandemic and lockdowns.
The key points to remember are:
Check out the full article for informative videos and practical tips for the whole whānau.
Do you need extra support?
Please remember, if you or a family member are in crisis, contact your local District Health Board for immediate, emergency support.
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