Corona Special

We live in unprecedented times, but the Coronavirus outbreak throws up all sorts of valuable discussion points and learnings. To stay positive let's try and use the occasion to develop soft skills in kids.
Just one exercise a day can make a difference to your child's development. Each of the coaching cards below takes no more than five minutes and requires zero preparation.
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Collaboration

How can we help neighbours during this time?

Thinking about others
Easy
Guidance
There are lots of Neighbourhood communities (eg on NextDoor) that are becoming quite active that your kids might want to participate in.
Prompts if stuck
1) Who is most at need? (elderly, sick etc)

Guidance

There are lots of Neighbourhood communities (eg on NextDoor) that are becoming quite active that your kids might want to participate in.

Prompts if stuck

1) Who is most at need? (elderly, sick etc)

2) What do they need? (food, entertainment etc)

3) How can we help them? (food drops, phone calls etc)

Collaboration

How can we help neighbours during this time?

Thinking about others
Easy

Guidance

There are lots of Neighbourhood communities (eg on NextDoor) that are becoming quite active that your kids might want to participate in.

Prompts if stuck

1) Who is most at need? (elderly, sick etc)

2) What do they need? (food, entertainment etc)

3) How can we help them? (food drops, phone calls etc)

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Feelings

What would you say to somebody who is really scared about this?

Making others less anxious
Medium
Guidance
At a time when some might be worrying about themselves it is strangely relieving to focus the mind on others instead.
Prompts if stuck
1) What might others be worried about? (health, boredom etc)

Guidance

At a time when some might be worrying about themselves it is strangely relieving to focus the mind on others instead.

Prompts if stuck

1) What might others be worried about? (health, boredom etc)

2) What is the positive side to all this? (more free time, family bonding etc)

3) When else has society gone through something similar and survived? (SARS, credit crunch, wars etc)

Feelings

What would you say to somebody who is really scared about this?

Making others less anxious
Medium

Guidance

At a time when some might be worrying about themselves it is strangely relieving to focus the mind on others instead.

Prompts if stuck

1) What might others be worried about? (health, boredom etc)

2) What is the positive side to all this? (more free time, family bonding etc)

3) When else has society gone through something similar and survived? (SARS, credit crunch, wars etc)

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Critical Thinking

What would you do if you were the President of the World?

Weighing up different courses of action
Hard
Guidance
No such role exists of course but country actions need to be aligned, and so this is a chance to think through the ideal, unified course of action
Prompts if stuck
1) How could we limit the spread of the virus?

Guidance

No such role exists of course but country actions need to be aligned, and so this is a chance to think through the ideal, unified course of action

Prompts if stuck

1) How could we limit the spread of the virus?

2) How can we expedite a vaccine or immunity for the entire population?

3) How do we take care of the economy?

Critical Thinking

What would you do if you were the President of the World?

Weighing up different courses of action
Hard

Guidance

No such role exists of course but country actions need to be aligned, and so this is a chance to think through the ideal, unified course of action

Prompts if stuck

1) How could we limit the spread of the virus?

2) How can we expedite a vaccine or immunity for the entire population?

3) How do we take care of the economy?

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