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Helping children understand Covid -19


Child washing hands It is a time like no other and all of us face challenges we have never forecast. It is undeniably an upsetting time for everyone, but as parents, we have to help our kids understand and digest Covid-19 as best we can.

We have gathered some of the best books, flyers and resources for you to use when explaining Covid-19 to your child.

  1. Free information book explaining the corona virus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler


2. HSE Corona virus explanation booklet for children

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3. HSE Tips for Supporting Children with Intellectual Disability 

VIA Developmental & ASD Psychology Service, Carlow/Kilkenny

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