Information on Covid19 is widely circulated, but rarely in a manner that children can easily understand. Here are some free resources to help in educating children about Covid-19.
EtonHouse Group’s educators have created and published the “A new Virus Has Arrived” book to help children understand the virus in a sensitive and meaningful way.
The book which is available in nine languages (Bahasa Indonesia, English, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Spanish, Tamil and Vietnamese) was very well received. 8,000 copies were distributed to community partners including KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), the Ministry of Education(MOE), Early Childcare Development Agency (ECDA), Children Wishing Well, and Henderson WeLL Centre. It was also uploaded as a complimentary e-book for ease of access to a wider audience.
Here’s a reading by Sun Xueling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, MHA & MND and Grassroots Advisor for Punggol West.
Following the positive reception, a second ‘The Language of Kindness’ book was further published to reflect acts of kindness towards all the silent heroes in Singapore amidst the pandemic. A set of free related printable activity sheets was also uploaded to our website for children to learn and create meaningful conversations with their parents and guardians.
Kudos to the EtonHouse Group for this initiative!
Let us know if you see any other resources that might help fellow parents in educating children about Covid-19.