Ultimate Kids’ Guide to the Coronavirus

Ultimate Kids' Guide to the CoronavirusThere is a lot of information out there these days for parents on how to talk to kids about coronavirus, and we are trying our best here at Hope 4 Hurting Kids to share as much of it as possible. However, there is not enough information directed specifically to kids. This guide from the website Live Science is an awesome comprehensive guide and earns its title as the ultimate kids’ guide to coronavirus.

The articles is written in language kids can understand and covers questions many kids have including:

  • What is a virus?
  • What is the coronavirus?
  • Where did the coronavirus come from?
  • How does the virus get into cells in the body?
  • How does it make people sick?
  • How will I know if I get it?
  • What can I do to help?
  • Should I be worried?
  • What is being done to keep us safe?
  • Will my school close?
  • Will I be able to see my friends?
  • When could the coronavirus outbreak end?

For more information and resources related to Covid-19, please visit our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Resource Page.

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Written by Wayne Stocks
Wayne is the founder and executive director of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. He is a happily married father of four kids with a passion for helping young people who are going through rough times. In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. These are now part of Hope 4 Hurting Kids. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families. Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his work with Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne is a partner in a local consulting firm, an avid reader, coaches his son's soccer team and is a proud supporter of Leicester City Football Club (and yes, for those in know, his affinity for the club does predate the 2016 championship). You can reach Wayne at wayne@hope4hurtingkids.com.