Resources for Children

How to talk to children about Coronavirus

  • Dr. Hayley Watson – Clinical Psychologist 

This video series provides families with practical tips and strategies for coping with the current COVID-19 crisis. There are tools for soothing emotional reactions, generating short and long-term wellbeing, staying focussed and hopeful, and keeping kids entertained. These videos were created by Dr. Hayley Watson, a leading clinical psychologist with 15 years’ experience working with children and families, and the founder of Open Parachute – an online mental health curriculum program that is being used in schools globally. 

    1. COVID-19 Well-being Tips for Parents
    2. COVID-19 Well-being Tips for Teens (Ages 13-18)
    3. COVID-19 Well-being Tips for Tweens (Ages 8-12)
    4. COVID-19 Well-being Tips for Kids (Ages 4-7)

  • Lia Dion – Psychotherapist (Video)

Watch a 10 minute video posted by Lisa Dion (Psychotherapist) where she explains that being honest, normalizing  and discussing uncomfortable emotions are helpful in this situation as well as others.



  • Ana Gomez -Psychotherapist (Book) 

Watch a video or download the book with the link on the post about Covid – 19.



Sesame Street has lovely resources including this infographic below.

  • PBS Kids (Information) See website for information.