COVID-19 resources for parents and children

Children, just like adults, have an important role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19. It can be difficult for some to understand why they have to stay home or can't see loved ones and friends. Use the following resources to help your child understand what's going on and how they can help.

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Activities for children

Hand washing heroes

This video shows your child how they can become a hand washing hero.

Colour and learn

Colouring pages that show what children can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hygiene for kids

This video shows your child how to stop the spread of germs when coughing or sneezing.

Information for parents

There are resources available to provide parents with advice on:

Use fun online activities, crafts and experiments with your kids to support home learning about:

Your child's mental health

COVID-19 can be difficult for children to understand, especially if they know someone who is sick. Pay close attention to how your children are feeling.

You can positively support your child's mental health by:

Additionally, you may refer to UNICEF's tips for parents on supporting your children though the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your child may benefit from resources tailored specifically to them, such as those from:

Support for parents

You're not alone. Ask for help if you feel overwhelmed.

You and your children may feel stressed, confused, scared or angry during this time. Know that you can reach out for additional support, including someone to talk to about your feelings and concerns. Resources for parents include:

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