Our colleagues at the Providence Children’s Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Montshire Museum of Science, Children’s Museum of Easton, and many other great institutions have pulled together age-appropriate resources for children and families for support during this time, and we are pleased to pass these along.
- From the NY Hall of Science: a poster exhibit explaining the science behind the headlines.
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children, from the CDC
- Cover Your Cough and Sneeze! How to Teach Kids to Cough/Sneeze into Their Sleeves, from Boston Children’s Museum.
- From the NY Hall of Science Transmissions: Gone Viral a digital interactive comic book,discover extra content throughout the story by clicking on special prompts.
- Small people can have big feelings when they hear about scary information on the news. Here is a great articlefrom Huffington Post on how to talk to them about Coronavirus from experts.
- Talking To Kids About the Coronavirus, from the Child Mind Institute
- Just for Kids, a comic exploring the new Coronavirus, from NPR
- A video to teach your children how hand washing helps prevents the spread of Coronavirus, from Nanogirl.
- With the shortage of hand sanitizer, now is a great time to do a little science at home. Here is a recipe from Popular Science for making homemade hand sanitizer, an activity you can do with your child.
- From the Boston Museum of Science and their Engineering is Everywhere (EiE) initiative, here is a video for older students which shows how researchers approach a new virus.Filmed several years ago, it shows that researchers are always on the lookout and are working on these issues, and gives a great behind the scenes look at how viruses are studied.