Helping educators explain coronavirus to kids

Finding it tough to find the words to explain your child’s role in keeping themselves and others germ free during the current coronavirus crisis?

 KIDS Foundation CEO Susie O’Neill has developed a book and supporting resources to help them understand.

Over the next few weeks 10,000 free ‘SeeMore Bug Safety; the tiny germs we can’t see’ resource packs are being sent out to kindergartens, preschools and early learning centres Australia wide.

The KIDS Foundation’s range of resources educate and empower children to build a strong sense of identity and wellbeing so that they can keep themselves and others safe.

Another program that has caused a change in direction is the KIDS Foundation’s Adopt a GrandBuddy program where kinder groups visit aged care centres and adopt their GrandBuddies. The new resource packs will provide ways and resources to help children to continue to communicate with their Grandbuddies, but from a distance.

For parents of kinder and early primary school aged children currently home schooling, they can access free virtual classroom resources too, at no cost.

KIDS Ambassador and one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, Steve Moneghetti AM, is helping to launch the latest book and has released this video message.

Who is the KIDS Foundation?

  • A not-for-profit organisation that has been educating and empowering children and young people, since 1993, to prevent and recover from life-changing injury and trauma. We also run the National Burns Survivors Network.
  • KIDS Injury Prevention programs educate preschool/kindergarten aged children to build a strong sense of identity and well-being so that they can keep themselves and others safe and be injury-free.
  • KIDS Injury and Trauma Recovery programs support young people to cope with the physical and emotional after-effects of living with serious burns and other life-changing injuries.
  • Creators of SeeMore Safety, an Internationally-recognised safety education program. By the end of 2020, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Department of Health, 400,000 take-home activity booklets and resource packs will be distributed to 10,000 kindergartens and preschools around Australia.