A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Wellbeing - Edition 5 - 2020

Coronavirus – Explaining it to our children

By now, many of you will have had conversations with your children about COVID-19 and have no doubt done a great job of explaining it and reassuring them. If you would like an additional resource, the video below could be of use. Kirrilie Smout is a local child and adolescent psychologist who has described the video she has produced in the following way:

If you are working with children aged 4 to 11 at the moment, this five minute video might be useful to help them learn:

  • What the coronavirus is and how it spreads
  • What they can do to help
  • What the world is doing to manage the problem
  • How they can manage their worries about it

It is a relatively positive video - and provides an optimistic way of looking at the current crisis, and so will be suitable for most children. However, please watch it first before showing it to a child, so you can ensure it is right for them and their wellbeing right now.

There is also a discussion guide and activity sheet for children under the video in the link.

Please note, this video is copyright free and available to all. Feel free to forward the link to this video (below) to anyone you think might benefit.


As always, if you have any concerns that you would appreciate support for from our Wellbeing Team, please feel free to make contact.

Liz Collins
Head of Wellbeing
T: 08 8276 0395