With most U.S. states closing K–12 schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children are home, their lives turned upside-down. Lots of questions are likely swirling through their heads, as they wonder when they’ll ever get to start playing with friends and stop hearing the constant “Wash your hands!” from caregivers. To help give your children a better understanding of the coronavirus that is causing such havoc, Live Science created this “just for kids” infographic.
We hope parents and teachers can use it to help explain a complex situation, while also teaching kids about the wonders of science.
If asked how this virus gets into a person, you can scroll down to the cartoon characters highlighting the fact that teensy virus globs are tucked inside snot, so when a person sneezes or coughs, that yucky virus-holding snot gets flung across a table, say, and right onto your hand or mouth. Once inside a person, that virus multiplies and can make a person sick.