Playmobil explains coronavirus for kids

Video released by the German toy giant uses its iconic figures to explain what the outbreak is, why they’re not at school and nursery, and how to help keep safe and healthy

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 26.03.2020 | Business

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Playmobil has come to the rescue of parents around the world with a five-minute coronavirus explainer, as told by its iconic figures.

The video uses Playmobil toys to break down the complexities of the Covid-19 outbreak, explaining how and why it’s affecting their everyday lives, and what the important, little things they can do to help.

Adults may even learn a thing or two themselves: did you know the coronavirus takes its name from the Latin word for crown due to its spikey shape?

The synopsis for the video reads: “The whole world is talking about the corona virus. Day cares and schools have closed, and children are asking a lot of questions. 

"This movie uses Playmobil to help explain in a way that children can understand what is happening right now, what we can all do to ease the situation, and why it so important to avoid contact with other children and adults.”

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