Explaining COVID-19 to children

Families, we know it may be hard to answer some of the questions your children are asking about COVID-19 and what is going on in the world right now. Here are a few ideas on how to explain what COVID-19 is to your children:

What is COVID-19?

  • COVID-19 is the short name for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is a new virus. Doctors and scientists are still learning about it.

  • Recently, this virus has made a lot of people sick. Scientists and doctors think that most people will be ok, especially kids, but some people might get pretty sick.

  • Doctors and health experts are working hard to help people stay healthy.

  • Check out this BrainPop video on the coronavirus.