How to tell children about coronavirus and quarantine?

OUR ADVICE – Since the closure of the schools and the confinement, the universe of the youngest has shifted into another dimension.

With the youngest, it is a question of answering their questions without minimizing the situation, without providing too many explanations.
With the youngest, it is a question of answering their questions without minimizing the situation, without providing too many explanations. 299640327 / Olga – stock.adobe.com

On Sunday, I was explaining to Elliott, 4 and a half, what to do to get the virus home. To which he replied: But mom the virus has no house, that’s why he is looking for people to keep warm“, Says Aurélia. Valentine, 4, surprised her mother because she knows the word coronavirus and knows that it can be dangerous for her grandparents. Until last Friday, Martin was playing catching his little friends to turn them into viruses. For 15 days, the children have become familiar with the coronavirus. But those days are already over. Since the closure of the schools and the confinement, their universe, like that of adults, has shifted into another dimension. Faced with this new situation, how can we speak to them? How to find the right words without worrying them?

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