How to talk to your child about what's happening
No matter how calmly you manage the current environment, children are likely to be anxious, so it's important to talk to them about what's happening. Children pick up bits of information from their friends, from the news and from listening to adults talking around them - but they can misunderstand what they're hearing. Deal with the news head-on and talk about it openly, calmly, giving them age-appropriate information. The following links may be useful:
Home Education Advice for Parents / Carers Following significant numbers of requests for advice being received from parents of school children who are currently at home due to the Corona virus, Education Otherwise has produced a guidance document for those families. This addresses the concerns that parents have expressed to us.
This is a lovely idea to help children become aware of how they are able to spread happiness during these extraordinary times and how their actions can make a difference to those around them.