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The Corona Virus: Explained for Children

Coronavirus, wash your hands, stay home: Kids don't always understand right away what all this means. How do I explain the Coronavirus to my children and explain what we must consider?

How do I talk to my child about the Coronavirus?

The Federal Centre for Health Education answers parents' most important questions on the subject of "Children and the Corona Virus" and gives you tips for your home.

Unicef informs parents in several languages. Here you will find eight tips on how to explain the virus to your child. The offer is available in EnglishFrançaisEspañolالعربية und 中文.

Unicef also offers further information, e.g. on how to wash your hands playfully. Unicef also has a page on which young people take a stand against discrimination in the Corona crisis and talk about it.

Corona - explained as easy as pie!

Important information on the virus for children can also be found on the website of ZDF or the WDR channel. Here, children and young people can find answers to questions on the current situation in Germany, on why it is so important to wash your hands right now, as well as information on the discussion if everyone should be wearing breathing masks.

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