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'Stupid coronavirus!' In uncertain times, we can help children through mindfulness and play

  • Written by Ben Deery, Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of Melbourne
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“Stupid coronavirus!” I heard my six-year-old mumble while talking in her sleep.

Earlier that day her swimming and basketball lessons were cancelled, a birthday party postponed, and she had to race with me between several meetings before the university campus shut down. “Stupid coronavirus indeed!”

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