Helpful resources for talking to children about Coronavirus

 

A short book about Coronavirus for children under 7.

Covibook https://www.mindheart.co/descargables

 

Drs Chris and Xand explain the situation

Newsround video https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51342366?fbclid=IwAR3CyZq5rzXVoyGCgWjjpx6YqoetuZ1tP16y7wMjUR6uwgWyhRmf0aFTrAs

Resources for children and young people with additional needs:

An autism-friendly explanation in social story format

https://theautismeducator.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

Carol Gray’s social story for Coronavirus https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/coronavirus -

contains a link to the most up to date version of their “Easy Read” for young people and adults with learning difficulties

The Scared Gang 

 

These stories are particularly helpful for children (and adults) in stressful situations. Used to explore ways to increase self-care and using our senses to self soothe. They are all based on how we respond when we are triggered to a fight/flight/freeze/flop response by stress. The idea is that we read the stories and identity which one (or more) matches us in our sensory needs and to help build our self regulating resources. Access the 10 Scared Gang stories here.

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