Child-Friendly Resources

Topic(s)
Adolescents and Youth
Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Book/eBook

COVIBOOK

This short book is to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

English
Arabic
Croatian
Bahasa Indonesia
Danish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Turkish
Website

Caring for Each Other

Published by
Sesame Workshop

This site provides content and resources you can use with your family to offer comfort and spark playful learning activities.

English
Hindi
Book/eBook

My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19

Published by
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG).  The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.

Arabic
English
French
German
Malay/Indonesian
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Book/eBook

Dr Dumo et al: The Novel Coronavirus

Published by
Dumo Art

This set of health education illustrations amidst the recent coronavirus outbreak is in the form of a series of one-page lessons by cute animal doctors.

Bahasa Indonesia
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
Korean
Vietnamese
Book/eBook

The Flying Scientist

Published by
Kid Pass Culture

An illustrated book about a flying scientist who visits a young child worried about coronavirus.

English
Italian
Website

Learning Toolbox for COVID-19 School Closures

Published by
Exploratorium

The Exploratorium tools for teaching and learning go far beyond exhibits—they are designed to spark curiosity, exploration, and understanding in learners and educators of all ages, near and far, and in all kinds of settings.

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

PlayMatters at Home- Emergency Materials

Published by
International Rescue Committee (IRC)

As PlayMatters’ interventions were still in nascent stages of development when the COVID-19 pandemic forced school closures around the world, including in East Africa, the consortium quickly pivoted to develop a family-friendly home learning program to help caregivers engage their children in educational play.

English
Book/eBook

How to keep Covid away!

Published by
Lifeology

This visual story was created for kids to better understand the 2019 novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. 

English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

PLAY @ HOME: Games for Health and Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Published by
Right To Play

The games contained in this resource are focused specifically on developing a particular set of life skills, related to the COVID-19 crisis, that support children to stay healthy, stay active, take care of themselves and take care of one another, as well as skills for parents/caregivers.

English
French
Book/eBook

Exploring at home

Published by
Exploradores de la Ciudad, Huasipichanga

By using this booklet, children will be able to reflect on the current issues related to COVID-19 and discuss hygiene and healthy distance measures recommended by the authorities. Furthermore, this booklet includes activities to help children expressing their feelings and processing the experience that we all are going through as a measure of emotional support. 

Dutch
English
French
Italian
Spanish
German
Polish
Arabic
Video media

The Unwelcomed Stranger: COVID-19

Published by
Pangea Education

Pangea Publishing wrote this story to provide important public health information through a narrative that empowers parents to discuss this subject with their children. Included with the book are project-based learning activities families can complete with children while they are home from school.

Acholi
English
French
Luganda
Rutooro
Swahili
Website

BRAINPOP: Coronavirus

Published by
BrainPOP

It can be scary to hear news about COVID-19, but learning the facts can help ease your mind. Our Coronavirus movie,  aims to demystify the outbreak.

English
French
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools Supplemental Content D: Child Friendly Materials

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The materials presented in the document cover messages, activities and stories related to COVID-19, focused on the prevention of disease transmission and the promotion of healthy behaviors. They can be used as part of distance education and be integrated into educational activities of schools when they reopen their facilities.

English
Spanish
Academic Material/Syllabus

Nestopolis: An Unforgettable Festival

Published by
Plan International

The Adventures of Zuri is an initiative of Plan International to provide support to children and adolescents as well as to the adults who care for them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project contemplates the dissemination of stories adapted for all audiences, prioritizing the thematic areas of gender protection, education, social integration, water, sanitation and hygiene

Spanish
English