Tips for talking about coronavirus – Barnardos

We know that the current situation can be overwhelming. You’re probably wondering about how to talk to your children about coronavirus. Our first tip is to acknowledge that it’s normal to be anxious – read our guide for four more tips.

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Get creative


If you’re working from home with your children around, you might have noticed that this can be a bit of a challenge! Follow Big Todd and his friends on their adventures with these helpful activity sheets. 

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Bedtime stories


How about letting our ambassadors and supporters take over bedtime stories this week? We’re resharing our World Book Day videos featuring the tales of Big Todd’s adventures.

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Crisis response


Like many organisations, we’re already seeing the damaging effect of coronavirus. Please help us to reach vulnerable children and their families at this time. Our work and your support has never been more vital.

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