Supporting your child

The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as they feel would be helpful. They include information relevant to children across the early years and primary school age range including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Information on coronavirus for children and parents 

The BBC Newsround site has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means.

Covibook – Supporting children and families around the world – Available in 18 different languages

Hello I’m a virus

Hello I'm a virus 2

Story books for children about the virus 


Carol Gray has produced a social story about coronavirus and pandemics. The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general.

The Autism Education – A social story 
A social story about coronavirus that has a good level of specificity about the effects of social distancing e.g. not being able to go to favourite place.

General information for young people about managing their mental health

Talking to your child about the corona virus epidemic

Talking To Children About Covid-19 – We Can Help Advice from Kirklees LA