How do you explain Coronavirus to a child?

We know that the current global pandemic is a worrying time for everyone, especially for families that might be shielding a family member with aplastic anaemia. Talking about how we feel and are coping during these difficult times is very important, particularly for children.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children has been published by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Alex Scheffler who is famous for his wonderful illustrations in books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. The book explores issues that families may be experiencing in an honest and accessible way. It draws on expert advice from a child psychologist and a professor from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

As well as being real and honest, the book gives a message of hope which is really important for children (and adults!) during these uncertain times. The book is available to download for free and you can view it here. We hope you find it a useful resource to share with your family.