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Talking with your kids about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Talking about COVID-19 can be overwhelming to parents, so it can be even more challenging to share the right amount of information with kids. Here are a few resources to help you explain what's happening. 

Talking with kids

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and other working with children (CDC)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)

When Something Scary Happens (PBS)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child (KidsHealth)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

Managing workload

Minimizing conflict over homework (University of Minnesota)

Keeping busy

Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis (Parade)

Coronavirus Help: Free educational resources for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 (MSN)

The Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities (We Are Teachers)

The Great Glen Ellyn Scavenger Hunt (Glen Ellyn Public Library)

50+ Online Resources for Families (Park Ridge Library)


We will continue to add resources to this page. Have a resource to share? Email

Posted: March 22, 2020