ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The College of Michigan’s Faculty of Public Well being created a video that may assist clarify the coronavirus (COVID-19) to kids between the ages of 6-11.
The college launched the kid-friendly video to share scientifically-accurate data concerning the COVID-19 pandemic that can preserve youngsters engaged, officers say.
The quick video — narrated by a toddler — discusses COVID-19 signs, how the virus spreads and methods to stop the unfold of the virus. The video additionally touches on the significance of social distancing, regardless that it may be troublesome to isolate from household and associates amid the pandemic.
“Everyone seems to be conscious that life is totally different now, however kids face distinctive challenges in managing how they reply,” mentioned Alison Miller, a developmental psychologist and affiliate professor of well being conduct and well being training on the Faculty of Public Well being. “Figuring out extra in regards to the cause for these modifications — (and) the virus itself — can empower them to have the ability to articulate their very own reply to why issues are so totally different.”
Watch the video from U-M beneath:
Officers say the video is meant for folks and educators to share with their kids and college students.
The college can be sharing a “family guide” with suggestions for discussing the COVID-19 pandemic with youngsters.
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