How do you explain COVID19 to your kids? I’ve been trying to find a resource to share. It’s not so much an issue of explaining the basics of why they are home from school and unable to see their friends; but an issue of perhaps …empowering them with knowledge about how to practice self-care. The visuals and sign language used in this also lend themselves to those with hearing deficits or special needs for use of very simplified language.
If you as a parent of a special needs or non-special needs child/children need help here is a meaningful resources about services available in the community as you deal with that person in need of basic guidance in self care. FJYPB-Covid-19-Resource-27.03.2020 (1)
The speech-language pathologist in me would be remiss if I did not note our new language of COVID 19 (literally) which was shared by a friend of mine for those fluent in musical notation. For older children who may be musically inclined and not attending classes, can they figure out the rhythm to these words? Can they explain their meaning?
Aside from the concrete information noted above – it’s so obvious that our world has changed. I heard yesterday that birds actually sing more loudly when it is quieter outside. The air in the urban setting is cleaner without the sounds of the city htps://www.soundsnap.com/tags/street_fair /youtu.be/0Rey6Vr_vAc or one that I remember even from childhood that remains as the driver of the truck goes by or sits outside of the park. https://youtu.be/zzodaDCD798 Perhaps hearing this sound will bring a smile to your face.
I wonder if the truck will get here this summer…