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Helpful resources for talking to children about Coronavirus


A short book about Coronavirus for children under 7.



Drs Chris and Xand explain the situation

Newsround video

Resources for children and young people with additional needs:

An autism-friendly explanation in social story format

Carol Gray’s social story for 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.

You can find out more on the Sensory Attachment Intervention website including some free Covid-19 resources - The scared gang goes back to school.

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