Talking to children is key, especially during this COVID-19 situation. But having the right answers is not always easy, since it means adjusting the amount and detail of information to fit their age, given that they see the world very differently from adults.
LIH is here to help from this perspective too. Indeed, one of the missions of the Institute is to find approachable and understandable ways of communicating its activities to lay audiences, making complex topics more easily comprehensible and therefore raising awareness on Luxembourg’s research efforts among the general public.
You will find here relevant material for families and education professionals to help explain the situation to a young audience.
For young children (from 4 to 8 years old) the LIH Communication Department created “#LIHtellmewhy”, an original series of cartoons, which provides simplified information on ongoing COVID-19 research and developments. Each cartoon will address a specific question in a fun, entertaining and reliable way and will be published on this page every week. You can also send us your kids' questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to be part of the LIHTellMeWhy saga!
For older children and teenagers, we will also gather here other pieces of information (articles, videos…) from official and reliable sources (LIH and others).
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