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This past weekend, my kids were worried, their friends were worried, and lots of rumors were flowing about COVID-19 and the coronavirus.

The following is a small guide for our conversation at home that included some sneeze demonstrations, statistics 101, and other activities to help them feel a bit more in control of what might be happening AND so they can be a knowledge-source for their friends and peers.

If you have questions or ideas on a new source to add in, shoot me a note here:
whitney@raredots.org

Get the whole document (updated 3/14/20):

COVID-19 Convos At Home

 

What IS Coronavirus? 

 

Am I at risk? 

Why should we flatten the curve? 

 

What can you do to flatten the curve? 

 

 

Last updated 3/14/20 @ 3:14pm.

 

Links to the full research publications, sites, and ideas, here:

 

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