Simple poems for complicated times – Probably Tom Foolery
Children see the world so clearly. The beauty of it. The possibility of it – even in the midst of uncertainty. We have been asking children, from around the world, to tell us what they’ll remember when COVID-19 is over. Truth is, when these uncertain times end, and they will, learning from what our children remember of these times can help us build a world we all deserve.
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :
- What they’ll remember when it’s over
- I’ll remember what I learnt
- I’ll remember doctors and nurses gave their lives to protect us
- I’ll remember people who worked on streets, while we stayed safe at home
- I’ll remember countries stopped fighting and started helping each other
- I’ll remember people sent messages of hope to each other
- I’ll remember we found new ways to have fun
- I’ll rember blue skies, animals and birds came back to our cities
- I’ll remember how mom and dad became more than mom and dad
- I’ll remember we took more care of everyone old
- I’ll remember our teachers teaching us that learning never stops
- I’ll remember we gave homes to those who couldn’t go back to their own
- I’ll remember everyone playing hairdresser
- I’ll remember some people gave more than what they had
- I’ll remember we did our best to keep each other safe
- When we get through this and we will, let’s remember what got us through this
A short amination for young children to help them better understand COVID-19.
It covers what coronavirus is, what can happen if you get it, how you can help and why your school is closing.
We explore one of the most widely used phrases of the past couple of weeks, social distancing.
What does it mean? Is it important? Should we care? These kids will explain!
We also give you 6 tips on how to navigate this unique period we are all facing.
***UPDATE: At the time of filming, 3 feet (1 metre) was the recommended distance for Social Distancing. It has since been updated to 6 feet (2 metres) .***
Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
Should we abide by it
Minimizing the contact we have with other people
Reduce the spread of the virus
The intent behind social distancing is to slow the rate of the epidemic
To flatten the curve
It will help the health care system
Overcrowding our hospitals
Get control of the virus
Professional sporting events are being suspended for a period of time
We are being asked to socially distance ourselves from other people
It can save thousands of lives today
You are doing your part
Help flatten the curve
Use this time to explore, discover and create
6 Simple tips
Wash your hands often
Cover your cough
Don’t touch your face
Stay at least 2 metres away from people
Get outside – Avoid close contact with people in public
Connect remotely, thanks to technology you can still interact with them remotely