Children are naturally curious, even when facing difficult challenges.
The video All about Coronavirus: A Video for Kids and Their Families was created by the University of Michigan School of Public Health for children and their families to share what we know about the coronavirus and outline proven public health methods for personal and community protection.
Sharing basic scientific information with children can:
- strengthen their resolve as they struggle with new, changing, and potentially scary realities,
- inspire them to continue learning the facts about the epidemic,
- encourage them to participate actively in helping slow the spread of the disease.
Watch the video now by clicking on the image below. The video includes subtitles in English (default), Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simp), Chinese (trad), French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog. To switch subtitle language, click on the settings (gear icon) and select the language of your choice.
All about Coronavirus: A Video for Kids and Their Families
The video provides basic, interesting knowledge that gets children and their families talking constructively and knowledgeably about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The video is intended for children between the ages of 6 and 11, shares what we know about the coronavirus, and suggests proven public health methods for personal and community protection.
The upbeat video and the narrator's voice (a child's) keep children engaged. The companion Family Guide supports parents and other family members in learning more about the coronavirus themselves and deciding how to discuss the video content with the child/ren in their family.
We are all in this together, and that includes our children!
Michigan Public Health has created a companion guide for families to go with this video.
Keep Reading and Learning
In addition to these family-oriented resources, we provide many other resources to keep you informed about public health, including the latest information on the coronavirus outbreak:
Many thanks to our translators: Mentor Ferataj, Shaima Basuni, Theresa Peters, Nicole Millar, Kennedy Shuck, Samer Mahdy Ali, Abram Wagner, Mengdi Ji, Shu-Fang Shih, Guillemette de Couesnongle, Jasmine Becker, Karl-Georg Federhofer, Kashvi Gupta, Gabriela Chen, Fernanda Pires, Nardy Baeza Bickel, David Estrada, Irene Villarin Gonzaga, Vilma Michaud.
- Media Release for All about Coronavirus: A Video for Kids and Their Families
- General information about the outbreak on the Coronavirus News Center