Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children understand the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, as well as reduce fear and anxiety around the unknown. Here are some ideas on how to help little ones during this time.
Seven things to do with your kids when you just want to have fun
- Take an online trip to the zoo
- Take up some gardening in the backyard
- Shake, make and create music with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- Visit the Sydney Biennale online
- Learn about science with the Melbourne Museum Fact Detective podcast
- Go on a teddy bear hunt
- Download an Audible digital book
- Try 20 Days Of At Home Play, an online program from Playgroup Victoria that gives families different activity ideas to spend time together, relax and play.
- Playschool presents Hello Friends!, a special episode to help explain some of the big questions around coronavirus, from staying at home to washing your hands.
Raising your kids through this pandemic can be at times, confusing and challenging. We've gathered a selection of resources to help support you and your family through COVID-19.
The ABC presents has a great podcast on creative play with kids during isolation
- The Department of Education have COVID-19 information, updates and advice as well as resources and guidance for teachers, students, children and parents to help the transition to remote teaching and learning
- Kids News are a ready-to-go literacy resource for teachers, parents and kids.
Helping your kids through COVID-19
- The Australian Childhood Foundation share tips on staying connected to children during COVID-19
- Raising Children have developed information and useful tips for parents and carers
- The Child Mind Institute have a great article on Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
- Be You, Beyond Blue’s child and youth mental health program have resources to help educators respond to the mental health impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak