Area museums have compiled this list of age-appropriate, online resources for learning about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, as presented by the Discovery Museum:
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children, from the CDC.
- Cover Your Cough and Sneeze! How to Teach Kids to Cough/Sneeze into Their Sleeves, from Boston Children’s Museum.
- Small people can have big feelings when they hear about scary information on the news. Here is a great article from Huffington Post on how to talk to them about coronavirus from experts.
- Talking To Kids About the Coronavirus, from the Child Mind Institute
- Just for Kids, a comic exploring the new Coronavirus, from NPR
- A video to teach your children how hand washing helps prevents the spread of Coronavirus from Nanogirl.
- With the shortage of hand sanitizer, now is a great time to do a little science at home. Here is a recipe from Popular Science for making homemade hand sanitizer, an activity you can do with your child.
- And for older kids, Transmissions: Gone Viral, by the New York Hall of Science, an interactive comic book on the topic of viruses the scientific process–how to collect evidence and draw conclusions.