As our nation takes steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus, children may worry about how the situation will affect them – and you. Here are some resources from trusted sources, both in English and ASL, to help you get the information you need to have open, informative, and comforting conversations with your child.
Coronavirus Info in ASL
- Videos in ASL from the Centers for Disease Control
Check this channel for updates!
- Coronovirus Explained by a Deaf Doctor
Source: DPAN.TV. ASL interview by DPAN founder Sean Forbes with Dr. Michael McKee.
- What Do I Do If I Suspect I Have Coronavirus?
Source: DPAN.TV. Interview with Nicole Moran, a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communications Coordinator for WellSpan Health.
- Coronavirus’ Impact on U.S. Deaf Communities
Source: DPAN.TV. March 13 updates of coronavirus’ impact on U.S. deaf communities.
- ASL: Facts about the Coronavirus/COVID-19
Source: UNICEF. This video conveys information about the virus and how it spreads. For older children, adults.
- ASL: Coronavirus: Did you know?
Source: ASL Services/GlobalVRS. This video includes videos from the CDC. For older children, adults.
Coronavirus Info for Parents in English
- English: How to Talk to Your Child About Coronavirus
Source: UNICEF. This article will help you have an open, supportive discussion with your child to help them understand, cope, and even make a positive contribution for others.
- English: Coronavirus And Parenting: 8 Things You Need To Know Now
Source: NPR. Listen to or read this research-based (and practical) advice from reporters who are also parents.
- English: Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Coronavirus
Source: LSU. School cancelations can cause a big disruption. Get tips for how to navigate this change in your child’s schedule.
Hand Washing Fun
Funny ASL video about washing your hands!
Source: The Endless Show
Music Video (with dance moves)
Source: Quang Đăng. Listen to this Vietnamese song (with English subtitles) and learn the dance moves in this “viral” video about hand washing. Fun for all ages 🙂