One Angeleno’s Coronavirus Pandemic Diary: Day 7 – Explaining Coronavirus to Kids

Virus captured from CDC video "Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)"
Virus captured from CDC video "Coronavirus Explained! (for kids)"

Day 7 of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 17 there are people infected/deaths: worldwide 195,341/7,899, U.S. 5,332/96, CA 455/11, L.A. County 144/1

Today is the second entry in a series of journal-type posts about what’s happening regarding coronavirus in one SBLA editor’s neck of the woods.

It’s a day in, and I am already resorting to guest material! Over at Educational Examiner SBLA Founder Damien Newton compiled a very helpful trove of materials on how to explain the coronavirus to kids. My 6-year-old daughter especially liked this video:

There are lots more videos, links, and advice at the full post at Los Angeles Education Examiner.

Today’s recommended reading:

  • NPR Poll reveals that 18% of workers report having been laid off or having their work hours cut – with low income households hit hardest (LAT)
  • In Bay Area lockdown, bicycling is OK (Streetsblog CA) but if auto repair is open, shouldn’t bike repair be open, too? (Streetsblog SF)

Image of the day:

Art by Noemi Gambini
Art by Noemi Gambini
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Art by Noemi Gambini

A fun visualization of rules to defeat Coronavirus – art by Noemi Gambini

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