Age-Appropriate Resources for Teaching Young Children about COVID-19 [video] [downloadable]

As a parent or caregiver, you play an important role in providing your children accurate information about the coronavirus. How can you communicate with them honestly while minimizing fear and anxiety? These resources can help.


What is the Coronavirus? A downloadable picture book by Amanda McGuinness.

COVIBOOK, a guide to talking to young kids about the coronavirus authored by Manuela Molina. This downloadable book was written to support and reassure children under the age of 7. Also available in Spanish and multiple other languages.


A Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus podcast.  New York Times science reporter  and author of the “Matter” column for The New York Times, Carl Zimmer, takes questions from children across the country.Listen to the audio below:

A transcript of the podcast is also available.


Explaining Social Distancing to Children by Meet the Helpers, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broacasting.

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing by children’s author Kim St. Lawrence/

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